lucy24 - 3:27 am on Sep 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
Funny you should say that. I don't normally blot out whole ranges on the basis of one visit, but this time after a quick check to verify that I've never seen anyone else from this neighborhood, I proceeded directly to
Deny from 22.214.171.124/15
Thankfully my host has now fixed the glitch that made it impossible to add "Deny from..." directives unless you were willing to sacrifice normal-looking logs. Converting everything into RegExes for SetEnvIf was getting old.
Where else do softlayer live? I've had a solitary visit from 50.22 (Bender), but they behaved themselves. And a solitary annoyance from next door 50.23.
Bad robots always seem to go for my second-fattest file.* What do they expect to find there? Lists of plain-text passwords? How do they even know to look for it? g### used to say how big a file was, but somewhere when I wasn't paying attention they seem to have stopped.
* In html, that is. Many of the e-books weigh in at a lot more if you count the images-- but robots seem to be allergic to the "ebooks" directory name. That must be why they avoid the #1 fattest text.