Msg#: 2845 posted 12:37 pm on Jun 16, 2005 (gmt 0)
*** Found 1290 pages between 15/Jun/2005:03:23:20 and 15/Jun/2005:23:58:55 of 126.96.36.199.1010 with platform MSNPTC/1.0
Loop on two pages: consumer home and consumer/college by unusual platform: "MSNPTC/1.0" appears to be a poorly coded spider that does not check robots.txt ... started looping around 06:41 AM and continued through midnight at about one pair every two minutes.
Low traffic = no harm done. 188.8.131.52 is associated with Microsoft but it is unlikely this is "official" in any sense. We also took hits in lesser numbers from 184.108.40.206, 102, 105 and 220.127.116.11 (also a Microsoft administered domain). During June (01-14) to date there have only been 1949 hits from MSNPTC so most occurred on 06/14. They continue into 06/15 but with no significant traffic. Never any referer.
About 1/4 in June had longer platform strings: "MSNPTC/1.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.2; MyIE2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 1.0.3705) (MyIE2 has transformed into the Maxthon browser.)
There were assorted other pages during June, including 262 "404s" to /%09%09%09 (Hex 09 is the ASCII tab character).