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Tiscali IstellaBot carson63000 msg:4667052 12:42 am on Apr 30, 2014 (gmt 0) Anyone got any thoughts on this one? We've been absolutely hammered with the User-Agent :
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; IstellaBot/1.18.81 +http://www.tiscali.it/)
Presumably this crawler is powering [ ...] but there is no information for webmasters - e.g. its robots.txt compliance - that I can find anywhere on www.tiscali.it or www.istella.it istella.it Just keep it blocked?
not2easy msg:4667091 3:50 am on Apr 30, 2014 (gmt 0)
Tiscali is unwanted and the IstellaBot has been around over 6 months at least and is unwanted. I block it, you can use search and find more information in old threads. I haven't seen anyone unblocking it. dstiles msg:4667364 9:17 pm on Apr 30, 2014 (gmt 0)
Block 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 - that's worked for me for the past couple of years. Tiscali itself is an EU ISP (including UK, Italy etc) and should not be blocked (except individual IPs for bad accesses).