netmeg - 3:37 pm on Mar 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Nope, nope and nope.
I contacted the Gomez people; sent em a bunch of logfiles and screenshots at their request, they escalated it, and came back swearing it wasn't them. And the traffic *didn't* stop.
Also, they tell me that they include Gomez in the User-Agent. Which may or may not be true, but short of signing up for the program and running it myself, I got no reason not to believe them.
Could be another company doing the same thing (gathering benchmarks for performance testing). Could be a test for a bigger rollout/disruption. Could be a Windows virus. Could be anything. But it doesn't stop, and unfortunately, the solution we thought we found wasn't it.
Seb7 - I appreciate the thought, and I hope you don't take offense, but I don't know you, and I'm not a coder myself, and I can't put up anything I am not 110% confidant I know what it does and what effect it will have on my traffic at peak (which is sizable)