jomaxx - 4:34 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
403's may be served based upon a variety of conditions, even multiple conditions. For google or anybody else to assume that all denials of access are based upon IP's is a bit far-fetched.
You're addicted to straw man arguments -- I said nothing of the kind. I was talking about a human being getting this error, not a brain-dead spider. If I was in India or China and this happened (and I was halfway interested in the site), I'd immediately try accessing the site through proxies. It would only take a few seconds to determine whether the site is selectively allowing access based on IP address.