Msg#: 3931327 posted 9:09 pm on Jun 11, 2009 (gmt 0)
It's very tempting to use those two letters to msn/live/bing/choose_next_name. I'm in the process of setting up a new logs anaylser and am about to add a rule to eliminate all the q=rubbish spam. I could do without that time-waster!
Msg#: 3931327 posted 12:42 pm on Jun 12, 2009 (gmt 0)
Yes I saw that too (UA adidxbot), but its rdns resolves to msnbot so I do not block it or anything. As of the robots.txt I don't rely on. You can send spiders right into traps with this, so for me is not a good way to do verification.
Msg#: 3931327 posted 11:40 pm on Jun 19, 2009 (gmt 0)
The adidxbot/1.1 (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm) bot drove us crazy for the last week or so. It was crawling every SEM keyword URL we had configured in our MSN account. Sort of a "Welcome to Bing" I guess.
It was crawling at 25 pages/second so we bumped the crawl rate down to 1 but it took them about 8 hours to change their rate. What's really odd is that the adidxbot never actually read our robots.txt file! So it must get the info from another bot (MSNBot?). All the IPs were unique (i.e. they weren't the same as any other MSNBot). We still aren't sure what Microsoft is doing with this Bot. Anyone know?