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MsnBot failing DNS lookup
IP address is registered to Microsoft Corp
Vimes




msg:3530936
 7:58 am on Dec 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi,

finally we've managed to set up a reverse forward look up on our server,

I've had many visit from this ip range 65.55.234.* which fails on the first hurdle which is to match the DNS this is what i'm getting:

Resolve Host: bl1sch2042001.phx.gbl

so is this a legit Bot and if so is any one else seeing this is from MSN ip range.

65.52.0.0 - 65.55.255.255

They give us a formula and then change the goal posts ;)

Vimes.

 

Marcia




msg:3530946
 8:12 am on Dec 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

They're running rogue bots that emulate browsers (aka user agent spoofing), and that don't honor robots.txt or <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">.

Ostensibly, the purpose is to detect cloaking, but that bot of theirs doesn't have proper etiquette or good manners.

This thread might be of interest:

[webmasterworld.com...]

[edited by: Marcia at 8:16 am (utc) on Dec. 19, 2007]

Vimes




msg:3531777
 7:17 am on Dec 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks Marcia,

good to know they might fix it,

Vimes.

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