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Help! Someone copying my site!

 8:23 pm on Oct 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

First off I apologize if this is not in the correct forum...

I noticed on my server logs yesterday, some person (or bot) chewed up about 1GB of my bandwidth, as it downloaded almost everything on my website.

Their IP address is : <removed>

Is there anyway I can prevent this from happening in the future?

It would be nice to limit user's bandwidth so this could not happen again.

I wonder if I should be concerned about this, since my website is for e-commerce.


[edited by: encyclo at 12:39 am (utc) on Oct. 8, 2007]
[edit reason] no specific IP addresses please [/edit]



 12:17 am on Oct 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

You can punch in the ip address at samspade.org

If it's nefarious activity, you can report it.



 10:34 am on Oct 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Before we had those superfast 56k modems, downloading a whole site to the hard disk and then viewing off line was often recommended.


 11:49 am on Oct 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

First off! Identify who that someone is and then start planning your next moves: sending a notification letter to the site owner, contacting his/her ISP and asking them to take the site down if the owner is not inclined to remove the content and so forth.


 11:06 pm on Oct 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

are you 100% sure they are copying your website or just assume?

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