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Pfui




msg:4381752
 6:50 pm on Oct 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

Bare (no rDNS) IP belongs to the LinkedIn corporate mothership:

216.52.242.14 [projecthoneypot.org...]
LinkedInBot/1.0 (compatible; Mozilla/5.0; Jakarta Commons-HttpClient/3.1 +http://www.linkedin.com)

robots.txt? NO

Again part of a Twitter storm but unlike prior visit(s) when it was Host-named. [webmasterworld.com...] Still no direct linked-in connection on/to the site hit.

 

keyplyr




msg:4381837
 10:24 pm on Oct 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

Just a FYI - blocking this bot has had no affect on links posted in LinkedIn account nor the timeline.

dstiles




msg:4381846
 10:54 pm on Oct 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

I allow LinkedIn bots because some of my clients use the service. Not always a welcome service, though: sometimes get mail spam from them.

Staffa




msg:4381881
 12:11 am on Nov 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have not seen it yet but should it come, I have "Jakarta Commons" blocked for years.

Pfui




msg:4381892
 12:45 am on Nov 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Speaking of... Spam from LinkedIn users "to become part of his or her professional network" comes in annoying triplets:

Day 00: Invitation to connect on LinkedIn
Day 07: Reminder about your invitation from [so-and-so]
Day 14: Reminder about your invitation from [so-and-so]

I've never once recognized a sender's name.

Too bad blocking the bot doesn't also stop the spam.

keyplyr




msg:4381894
 12:55 am on Nov 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

I allow LinkedIn bots because some of my clients use the service. Not always a welcome service, though: sometimes get mail spam from them.

I see absolutely no reason LinkedIn needs to crawl your site because you have a profile there. They are harvesting data for other purposes IMO.

dstiles




msg:4382329
 10:42 pm on Nov 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

One of the injurious features of linkedin spam is: some of it comes from an ex-client who ran away without paying the bill. I tried telling him the next time he sent me spam I would report him to linkedin but I've never had the time/patience. :(

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