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I use Zone Alarm, too, and I often have search engines (HotBot does it often) apparently trying to access my computer. I dug into this at one point. From their FAQs [zonealarm.com]:
>Usually, when such an incoming request is made to your computer that comes from a web server you recently visited, it simply indicates that the connection to the server was not closed properly, or the remote server hasn't shut down the connection to your computer correctly.
I would like to make some things clear:
First, to stop being spidered by Girafa, submit a request to the 'delete URL' form in the Girafa.com site, or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Second, all IP addresses in use by Girafa are registered as such in the ARIN or RIPE databases. Tracing the spider to Girafa should not be much of a problem.
Third, neither I, nor anyone in Girafa has ever attempted to disguise our use of Girafa's IP space; I can understand how a combination of NAT and an internal mail server may look like such an attempt.
As to pnkpetls, all accesses from Girafa sites to pnkpetls site were attributed to Girafa's handling of penkpetls request to add their site to our database. I have not seen the missing log files, so I cannot comment on any access attempt in them. I wish pnkpetls would have contacted me regarding the alleged attempt to disguise my IP address before posting it here, as I believe it would have saved me some trouble, and them some embarassement. Pnkpetls declined my offer to remove their site from the database. In fact, in my correspondence with pnkpetls, I have learnt that pnkpetals welcomes the spider visits.
Yuval Yarom, CTO
I think you can see that posts like the above set off some red flags for us as forum administrators. We do our best at keeping up the free flow of information - I doubt you'll find a more open door policy in any forum on the net - however, we do insist that specific personal troubles with specific concerns should be worked out in private. We are not a vehicle for the resolution of personal disagreements or those persuing private crusades.