blend27 - 2:03 pm on Dec 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
Don, I hear you on 199.30 ranges. Preview Bot that comes from there gets 403 here. But...
I just checked another site and boom the same thing. bot from a different, well established MS range.
Again msnbot-media/1.1 from the root:
where /directoty1/directory2/directory3 could contain valid local directories, not in that exact pattern.
And this is just today in 1 hour span. There are dozens more.
I took over this site in 2008. I still have the original "design" of it, 3 pages in total. All images were stored in the root. All 2 of them: LOGO and blinking EMAIL Us gif. That was it.
I think this is more then what meets the eye at this moment.