|and another gets on.|
| 1:17 am on Jan 9, 2013 (gmt 0)|
18.104.22.168 - - [08/Jan/2013:10:04:02 -0800] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1" 200 620 "-" "msnbot/2.0b (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm)"
22.214.171.124 - - [08/Jan/2013:10:04:02 -0800] "GET /sitemap.xml HTTP/1.1" 200 3880 "-" "msnbot/2.0b (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm)"
... and your point is?
126.96.36.199/20 Microsoft. Didn't they just add a new range the week before last? Now here they are again with still another.
Yes, it's really only .16.0/20. I checked. 188.8.131.52/20 is Sara Lee. And as long as I was there, I looked up other recent visitors from the neighborhood. 184.108.40.206/22 is StumbleUpon; 220.127.116.11/22 is DomainTools.
199 is going to be another of those abominable ranges like 91 or 193 where you never know what's in the /22 next door. I am not looking forward to v6-thingie at all. There will be :: business with calculator :: 65536 times as many of them. :(
| 7:05 am on Jan 18, 2013 (gmt 0)|
:: bump ::
Don't know what MS's long-term plan for this, uhm, rangette is. But the latest batch of logs had them trying it out on msnbot-media. I was alerted by the huge number of requests for robots.txt from an unaccustomed quarter.
:: edit, edit, edit in log-wrangling function ::
bingbot and msnbot don't get the huge number of spoofers that googlebot does, but it's enough that I can't just wave in anyone who flashes a Bingbot ID. Well, I could. This isn't my day job. But I don't feel like it.
| 10:41 am on Jan 18, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|Didn't they just add a new range the week before last? |
Really? What MS range was added week before last?
| 11:26 am on Jan 18, 2013 (gmt 0)|
All right, if you're going to be hair-splittingly technical, it was late June for the 131.253 range. :P It's got a thread of its own.
| 1:25 pm on Jan 18, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Thanks, but 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 has been on/off bot running for nearly 6 years (I added it for MS in March, 2007.) You had me wondering if I actually missed a new one.
note: I don't play tag with bots. If the range is owned by a major SE, I allow them to do anything they like except cache/copy my content (e.g. translators, transcoders, etc.)
However, I personally hadn't seen any bot activity from 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52. Thanks for the heads-up.