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pendanticist msg:397418 4:34 pm on Sep 12, 2003 (gmt 0) Made these two requests and moved on.
22.214.171.124 - - [12/Sep/2003:05:54:49 -0700] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.0" 200 1493 "-" "Megite (http*//www.megite.com)"
126.96.36.199 - - [12/Sep/2003:05:54:50 -0700] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 20690 "-" "Megite (http*//www.megite.com)"
Pings fail, website "Cannot find server", whois -h 188.8.131.52 failed, (no such host)
7709/12/03 13:35:57 dns 184.108.40.206
nslookup 220.127.116.11 No reverse DNS (WSANO_DATA)
WarmGlow msg:397419 6:46 pm on Sep 12, 2003 (gmt 0)
whois -h 18.104.22.168 failed, (no such host)
whois -h whois.apnic.net 22.214.171.124 ...
% [whois.apnic.net node-1] % Whois data copyright terms [ ...] apnic.net
inetnum: 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
netname: CHINANET-BJ descr: CHINANET Beijing province network descr: Data Communication Division country: CN admin-c: DK26-AP tech-c: SY21-AP mnt-by: MAINT-CNCGROUP mnt-lower: MAINT-CHINANET-BJ changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20000701 status: ALLOCATED NON-PORTABLE source: APNIC
person: Dongmei Kou
nic-hdl: DK26-AP e-mail: email@example.com address: No.156,Fu-Xing-Men-Nei Street,Beijing,100031 phone: +86-10-66429796 fax-no: +86-10-66429794 country: CN changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20030710 mnt-by: MAINT-CNCGROUP source: APNIC
person: sun ying
address: Beijing Telecommunication Administration address: TaiPingHu DongLi 18, Xicheng District address: Beijing 100031 country: CN phone: +86-10-66198941 fax-no: +86-10-68511003 e-mail: email@example.com nic-hdl: SY21-AP mnt-by: MAINT-CHINANET-BJ changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 19980824 source: APNIC MarieC msg:397420 5:47 am on Sep 14, 2003 (gmt 0)
Interesting. This is kind of a leap here, but I read in the last day or so that China banned tons of spam type web sites. Perhaps this came to your site from China looking for e-mail addresses, and by the time you pinged it, China had taken it down. Like I said, a leap.