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Bewenched

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Msg#: 4572983 posted 6:23 am on May 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

Had a few interesting hits from a rackspace range.

twice requested a page that was very very old and 301'd to the new version.

the best part was that the UA was simply n/a

so the question is should the whole range be blocked?

 

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Msg#: 4572983 posted 7:17 pm on May 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

Rhetorical question:

Has anyone ever had a visit from a rackspace range that was good and deserving and did not merit an instant 403?

dstiles

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Msg#: 4572983 posted 8:04 pm on May 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

See the sticky posting at the top of this forum for a full-ish rackspace list.

Can't say I've ever seen legit bots from their ranges.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4572983 posted 9:11 am on May 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

Sonnet 153.

Yes, OK, I had to look it up.

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Msg#: 4572983 posted 6:52 pm on May 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

And the correspndance betwixt Old Bill and Rackspace is...? :)

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Msg#: 4572983 posted 8:20 pm on May 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

Whoops! I assumed that when the moderators came by and snipped the spam post I was responding to, they would snip the response too. It was a couplet (browser history says "But found no cure, the bath for my help lies. / Where Cupid got new fire; my mistress' eyes.") followed by a clutch of links.

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Msg#: 4572983 posted 9:18 pm on May 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

Ah. I assume from that there was a spam preceding your sonnet. Fair enough. :)

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