mrguy - 12:04 am on Dec 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
If googlebot doesn't specifically come from a banned IP, how will it even know it's banned?
We ban a lot of IPs due to hack attempts and more often than not, they are foriegn. The server does it automatically with BFD at the server level.
If I've got to open up my servers to possible hackers just to make Google happy, I'll just go forward without any Google traffic.