Hello Good People,
I have been visited by 66.249.64.* IPs, claiming to be GoogleBot in the UA string.
So far any Google visit I noticed resolved to google.com
A lookup resulted in this:
Looking up '22.214.171.124' - Sep 15, 2004 11:38:21
Host lookup failed
WinSock error 11004: Valid name, no data record of requested type
Starting trace - Sep 15, 2004 11:38:40
Tracing to 126.96.36.199....
HopsIP AddressRTTDNS Name
I basically block (GeoIP) every IP that is not originating from Australia, because the site I am running only operates in Australia. I will post question to the latter in a different post.
I initially blocked the IP as class C, but then saw the UA and dsiabled the filter (just in case) :) ... the question remains, it it Google or not?
Thanks for your input.
Brisbane - AU