dstiles - 7:50 pm on Apr 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
I've white-listed, as far as I can discover, the yandex bot IPs - they all have "spider" in their rDNS.
I'm now getting several hits purpoting to be yandex bots (the User-Agent is correct) but with rDNS names like sticker00.yandex.ru and piano2.yandex.ru; also the occasional "slovo". Does anyone know what these IPs are doing? Are they some kind of alternative bot, maybe a slightly different function (eg for thumbnails), or perhaps just badly named?