Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 22.214.171.124
126.96.36.199 - - [16/Mar/2004:00:24:45 +0100] "GET /mypage.htm" 200 12765 "-" "Googlebot/Test"
188.8.131.52 - - [16/Mar/2004:00:26:20 +0100] "GET /mypage.htm" 200 12795 "-" "Googlebot/Test"
184.108.40.206 - - [16/Mar/2004:01:04:30 +0100] "GET /mypage.htm" 200 10490 "-" "Googlebot/Test"
Found just these three hits today at one of my sites. Didn't check other logs yet. (*)
OrgName: Cable & Wireless
Address: 3300 Regency Pkwy
Methinks this is a goofy. Why on a german site though?
It's not on my list of Google IPs, though. So, I'm not convinced that it is really Google. Maybe someone changed the user agent?
I tend to agree. But how did they manage to get the same 64.68.8x.xx ip class? Coincidende / luck?
damn, sorry for being lazy. I've been away from WebmasterWorld for a while ... forgot how to use the search:
- Googlebot/Test 220.127.116.11 [webmasterworld.com] Mar 6, 2004
So is this Google, Inc. or not!?
It didn't at my place.
Found something from the horse's mouth:
I hadn't heard of GoogleBot/Test, but I'll ask about the 406 issue. I wouldn't be surprised to see different Googlebots with slightly different code in some ways--we're always trying new things. ScottM, I'd say it's best to prepare to recognize Googlebot by looking for either the old or the new user agent.
So this means ...?
[edited by: Yidaki at 8:32 pm (utc) on Mar. 16, 2004]
Looking up 18.104.22.168 at rwhois.exodus.net.
%rwhois V-1.5:001ab7:00 rwhois.exodus.net (Exodus Communications)
network:Street;I:2400 E. Bayshore Pkwy
network:City;I:Mountain View , CA 94043
network:Organization;I:Exodus IDC - SV/SC3
network:Name;I:Exodus IP Address Administrator
network:Street;I:2251 Lawson Lane
22.214.171.124 - - [19/Mar/2004:12:30:07 -0500] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1" 200 1412 "-" "Googlebot/Test"
126.96.36.199 - - [19/Mar/2004:12:30:07 -0500] "GET /01.js HTTP/1.1" 200 152 "-" "Googlebot/Test"
I will use the robots.txt exclusion standard to disallow .js files and keep a close watch on this issue. I intend to wait for a conclusive guilty verdict before I serve 403's to Googlebot/Test.