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that has some info about this.
The hit it made to my site was one of my entry pages. it hit that, then wound up getting my cgi file that sends spammer email addresses to non-user UAs. thats all it did this time. didnt grab robots.txt and didnt continue on any links.
Sort of gathers email addresses off webmsters or site owners. targeted spamm list.
MicrosoftProtypeCralwer(Hows my crawling: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
MicrosoftPrototypeCrawler (please report obnoxious behavior to email@example.com)"
On the IP:
MicrosoftPrototypeCrawler is legitimate! [webmasterworld.com]
Thanks Craig :)
[edited by: pendanticist at 8:58 pm (utc) on April 30, 2003]