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5:33 pm on Jun 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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194.150.248.20 - - [19/Jun/2006:00:00:39 -0500] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.0" 200 5338 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible: FDSE robot)"
194.150.248.20 - - [19/Jun/2006:00:00:39 -0500] "GET /foo/ HTTP/1.0" 200 1898 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible: FDSE robot)"

Some swiss hosting company. Denied.

[edited by: volatilegx at 7:09 pm (utc) on June 19, 2006]
[edit reason] examplified URI [/edit]

7:30 pm on June 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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FDSE (Fluid Dynamics Search Engine) is 'search your site' software which also includes option to search the internet if the user doesn't find what they're looking for at that website.
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84.87.150.21 "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible: FDSE robot)"
202.157.186.70 "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible: FDSE robot)"
66.225.229.245 "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible: FDSE robot)"

It's also been spotted on theses IPs so it's a very busy bot as those are all over the world.

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1:18 am on June 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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As well as being used for site search, the operator can also specify it to crawl an external page or site. Perhaps this is why it is hitting your logs.

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