-- Search Engine Spider and User Agent Identification
---- Server Farms - Sept. 2013
lucy24 - 9:39 pm on Sep 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
Wow, there's a blast from the past. Remember dotbot? In the same range is ezooms, which I've cryptically got in notes as "behaves better, but no known purpose".
Somewhere along the line I'd mistakenly blocked the whole 208.115 sector. Looking it up to see how much damage I'd done:
220.127.116.11/19 Network Telephone apparently human (DSL and so on) 18.104.22.168/19 Peak 10 apparently robotic (cloud computing etc) 22.214.171.124/19 Convention Communications Provisioners (94 is Caesars Palace, 95 is Raleigh Convention Center also in Las Vegas, and so on, I just checked a couple at random) --Is this human? Does "Convention Communications" mean the WiFi that comes in your hotel room? 126.96.36.199/19 Wowrack (this is where we came in) 188.8.131.52/20 Equinix ("equally foggy"? something about clouds? Oops, no, I'm thinking of nubes. nix is snow, possibly the kind you get on an analog TV) sounds more robotic than not 184.108.40.206/20 Orbitel probably human? 220.127.116.11/19 Miami University (located, as the name indicates, in Oxford, Ohio) whoops! definitely human, and I never want to block an academic range 18.104.22.168/18 Limestone
... Well, that's OK then. Some potential humans blocked by mistake, but also two known Shoot To Kill ranges.