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Yahoo Site Explorer Using Bogus User-Agents

1:20 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone else noticed Yahoo Site Explorer hits their site with Bogus User-Agents? I got hit with:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)

Each time it had the same User-Agent (UA). It came from the following IP's: - Reverse DNS: bw1.search.scd.yahoo.com - Reverse DNS: bw2.search.scd.yahoo.com

Anyone notice Google doing this with webmaster tools?

I may have one...I got hit with this on a URL I was removing via URL Console. The normal URL Console UA is: "googlebot-urlconsole"

It operates from the same IP block as the Google Wireless Encoder:

I got hit with a visitor on that IP block having the UA of "Java/1.5.0_04"...I thought that was odd to come from Google. I've never seen Google using a Java UA. It came shortly after URL Console had visited and it was teh URL I was removing. Thoughts? Anyone with similar experience?


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