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Cloaking - perhaps running a check on page content
Ken_S




msg:4506908
 1:15 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Gooding Morning All (morning in my location anyway :-)

There are many references on this subject here at WW, thought I would add my comment as well.

Of late I have been paying more attention in the area of cloaking. After going over a couple of years of threads on this subject, it appears I would be correct in calling this a cloaked MsnBot?
I have seen this IP range many times in the past. I really don't have any site content or images of any value, well perhaps clients email addys. I try my upmost, with my limited understanding to protect my clients privacy, while knowing full well that if personal info is out on the web there are folks out there that know under the right conditions, they can get it.

It would be understandable that it could be a check to see if I am trying to slide something in under radar - I personally check a little deeper on things at times.

Microsoft - 207.46.0.0 - 207.46.255.255

msnbot-207-46-199-xx.search.msn.com

* MsnBot
207.46.199.xx - - [10/Oct/2012:21:07:12 -0700] "GET /example/example.htm HTTP/1.1" 200 1199 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; SLCC1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; InfoPath.2)"

Ken

 

wilderness




msg:4507012
 6:27 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

These UA's by MSN (Bing or otherwise) are primarily used for the Web Preview pages.

In addition, the UA's almost always are malformed with double trialing spaces and leading spaces to semi-colons.

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.2; SV1;  .NET CLR 1.1.4325;  .NET CLR 2.0.50727;  .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648)

Ken_S




msg:4507027
 7:12 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Wilderness

I will keep that in mind.
Thank you,
Ken

lucy24




msg:4507099
 9:54 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

primarily used for the Web Preview pages

Well, ###. I always assumed that if it's a preview it will openly call itself Bing Preview. (Rare, but does exist.)

wilderness




msg:4507117
 10:47 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Well, ###. I always assumed that if it's a preview it will openly call itself Bing Preview. (Rare, but does exist.)


lucy,
Once again your mind is distracted by all that Apache Crap ;)
Just go back through old threads or search the archives.

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