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3:03 pm on Aug 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I've seen this guy come in pretty often. And I'm pretty sure that it's a thief.

IP: 158.43.128.51
Referrer: none
User Agent: Googlebot/1.0

IP: 158.43.128.104
Referrer: none
User Agent: Googlebot/1.0

IP: 158.43.128.105
Referrer: none
User Agent: Googlebot/1.0

Man, if this is a thief... might as well use the updated Googlebot!!!!! I don't think Google uses this bot anymore!!!
For those of you who think it's an actual spider from an SE, let me know on your thoughts. Thanks.

3:59 pm on Aug 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I think that they are dial up proxys. I would be careful about blocking them as they appear quite regularly and normally in our logs.

For sure it's not from the SE it appears to be.

8:08 pm on Aug 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I've seen these IPs for last few days also, many request for pages using outdated useragents for Google, Fast and Lycos, looks like he's rather clueless.
I guess another entry for 403 file
;)
10:45 pm on Aug 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

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If you have a number of requests in the logs like this it might be worth contacting the UUNET UK abuse team (abuse at uk.uu.net), as these IP's are their hosts.

Clueless effort, definitely. The only problem I have with blocking this type of IP though is it being dial up. As a UK host I'd not want to block it, although I'd also not appreciate seeing bandwidth being wasted with this sort of request.

UUNET provide our backbone, and they are tight on network security and abuse issues. I can't see them liking this.

11:07 pm on Aug 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Thanks DavidP. Maybe I'll write them an email. ;)
 

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