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New UA spotted : hoge (co2h2onacl.) Any idea on this one? Web_Savvy msg:4202606 7:27 am on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0) Just spotted a bot that we've not come across before. The full User Agent string is: hoge (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Mods, this is the actual string as found in our logs - if inappropriate in any way, kindly do the needful, as required] Does anyone know what's this? We'll also dig more and post findings here.
Pfui msg:4202877 5:03 pm on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
A few basic Qs, please... - From whence did it come? (This forum's Charter link, above, shows how to best indicate individual bot-running Hosts or IPs.) - Did it read robots.txt? - Did it heed robots.txt? This bot's new to me but Bots vs Browsers saw it in June: [ ...] botsvsbrowsers.com FWIW: The "co2 h2o nacl" bot-maker must be into chemistry, too: CO2 = Carbon Dioxide; H2O = Water; NaCl = Sodium Chloride (salt).
Web_Savvy msg:4202928 6:39 pm on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
My bad, Pfui :-) Came from 188.8.131.52 (Hong Kong - APNIC) robots.txt - no read, so no heed ;-) Yes, the 'chemistry' is quite interesting. Will keep a watch and post further findings. Dijkgraaf msg:4202990 9:09 pm on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
From Project Honeypot Geographic Location [Hong Kong] Hong Kong Spider First Seen approximately 5 weeks ago Spider Last Seen within 2 weeks Spider Sightings 10 visit(s) User-Agents seen with 1 user-agent(s) (as per OP) Threat Rating 1 (So no hostile behavior so far, apart from not reading robots.txt)