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Does Googlebot Have Port 80 Open?

     
12:14 pm on Jul 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Might be a stupid question - Googlebot, does it have port 80 open? We need to cut down on serious SPAM issues and this *should* help in the process.
12:43 pm on July 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The answer to this is no - port 80 is usually open on the sites that are being crawled by Googlebot (and other bots), on the side of the bot a high port is open and it is fairly random but it won't be port 80.
12:46 pm on July 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Is there a particular reason you want to verify this port?

If it's to try to avoid fake Googlebot traffic, you may be interested in the thread How to Verify Googlebot [webmasterworld.com] which is linked from the Hot Topics [webmasterworld.com] thread (pinned on the front page of the Google forum).

12:52 pm on July 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the quick replies. We've had lots of proxy hijacking amongst lots of other bull**** so we're tightening up site security because it seems like every mofo is spamming us.
12:59 pm on July 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Once again, hot topics [webmasterworld.com] is your friend ;)

In particular the section under 'Defending your rankings' which includes a detailed thread on proxy hijacking [webmasterworld.com].

4:37 pm on July 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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There are also a lot of good tools out there which can help you in this proces. I don't know if i can mention it here, but "bad behaviour" helped me out a lot...
 

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