dstiles - 9:03 pm on Dec 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
Lucy - I think unrelated ranges, yes. I have the first part enabled as a bot range, the second is 403-blocked.
For the bot range, if any access is not a proper acceptable bot UA then it gets blocked (can't recall if it's 403 or 405).
For the "utils" range, there are proxy, translate and feed amongst other things on that range (or were - the ban goes back a while). I know I should enable the proxy and translate (at least) but if G can't differentiate between bot-like, proxy, translation and other activities by allocating a few of their VAST range of IPs to each, I'm afraid a few G-centric customers will have to be disappointed.