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Thanks in advance. Whois info follows:
[Query: 184.108.40.206, Server: whois.arin.net]
Le Groupe Videotron, Services PC (NETBLK-LGVL-207)
2155 boul. Pie-IX
Montreal, QC H1V2E4
Netblock: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
VTL, Network Administrators (NAV1-ARIN) Net-Admin@VIDEOTRON.NET
514-899-8448 (FAX) 514-899-8452
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If you do a tracerout on any of the above IPs or 22.214.171.124 they all fallow the same pattern. It looks like that is their bot's IP.
It's a B2B engine.
There must be some sort of Java-based program out there that all these people are using. I have yet to find which one it is.
Believe it or not I have also seen a few Altavista spiders with this same UA as well. It was just a temporary thing but they have used it.
Last time I got one of their spiders, it was libwww/version#. Now it's this java thing. Makes one wonder if they are really doing something, or just experimenting with different types of technology.
He told me it was coming out of a lab classroom and that he would look into it. After he replied it stopped for a few days and then started back up again. It was like clockwork, everyday from 1-3 p.m. So, remembering my old college days, I assumed it was some student using their high-speed connection to grab a bunch of stuff. If it was a researcher I imagine that they would dedicate a computer and let it run day and night. But who knows.
Since it was comming out of a CS I lab, I just went ahead and banned their IP.
>>Last time I got one of their spiders, it was libwww/version#. Now it's this java thing. Makes one wonder if they are really doing something, or just experimenting with different types of technology.
Could be in my case. That's probably how the guys that made Google started out.
I don't think there is anything to worry about unless they are grabbing a lot of pages like a bot and where they are coming from seems suspicious. It is probably some open source page downloading tool/web browser out there that spits out this UA when it's used.
If there are any Java2 SDK developers or Java platform user out there I'm sure they can give us a better insight
I complained to firstname.lastname@example.org and sent them
the zipped log, but never got an answer.