lucy24 - 10:07 pm on Feb 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
I thought fairpoint was broadband?
Yes, they're infuriating. It's possible they have services that come with free www space-- my cable internet did-- so some people are using that for bot-running. Or, I guess, eliminate the middleman by running the robots directly from their home computers. All I know is I've met a number of robots from fairpoint IPs and I can't block the whole range.
Oddly enough I have never tried contacting fairpoint about the issue, so I don't know whether they deal with it. If they're anything like my current ISP's approach to spam e-mail, I doubt it.
Come to think of it, OVH itself is partly human isn't it?