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Who is "Red Hat modified"

My log file says I receive visits from Red Hat

     
9:35 am on Mar 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi everybody,
Reading my log file I see I receive every day a big number of visits from "someone" called "Wget/1.10.2 (Red Hat modified)"
Who or what is "Red Hat"?
Why does he visits me many times EVERY day?
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9:45 am on Mar 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Looks to me like someone grabbing your pages using WGET which is a command line Linux file retreiver. Red Hat is just an operating system.

Why does he visits me many times EVERY day?

Could be an experimental search engine or a scraper (or even a proxy).

Can you ban the IP? Where are the IP's from?

TJ

11:13 am on Mar 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How can I know the origin of the IP? -it is 213.27.XXX.X-
(Moderator, please: can I write the complete IP down?)
11:15 am on Mar 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Moderator, please: can I write the complete IP down?)

No - we need to not get into specifics here.

There are several IP lookup databases available online - a quick search should reveal.

That will tell you where it's coming from, but I would still block that IP.

TJ

11:31 am on Mar 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thanks!