Does Caddy periodically ping the reverse_proxy server?

1. My Caddy version v2.0.0:

2. How I run Caddy:

Caddy is running as a systemd service.

a. System environment:

Ubuntu 18.04,caddy installed from apt and running as a service

d. My complete Caddyfile or JSON config:

http:// {
redir https://{host}{uri}
https:// {
tls {
} {

3. The problem I’m having:

It’s not much of a problem but seeing my webserver logs I see that periodically my websites on my config connect to the / path .I see,my server’s IP on port :8080 and also just the IP(presumably on port 80).Is it a health check?Is it on my end?browser is not reloading any page as far as i know.

One explanation that i have found.I forgot to re enable my UFW so maybe a crawler entered the website?

Hi Alex, welcome!

Proxy health checks are only enabled if you enable them.

It’s not uncommon to get hits from random bots on the Internet.

Hi Matt!,
Thank you for your welcoming(is that a word?).
It’s probably bots since the traffic came from the USA even though my website is aimed at the French population.It was most definitely the web server’s firewall being open.
Thanks for your help.

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