I had this entry in my robots.txt file which didn't seem to do the trick
So I added this one and it appeared to keep the bot at bay.
Looking at my logs this morning, I found the spider back again trying to request each of the 50,000+ pages I have.
It's using this user agent string:
from ip address 126.96.36.199
My robots.txt file has become very long - (20kB) and the entry is toward the bottom. Would this cause it to be skipped?
What else can I try?