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Testing the waters a few days early

3:12 am on Sep 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Spotted in the logs today. Tue Sep 28 20:24:15 2010 "GET /widgets.html HTTP/1.1" 200 4321 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0 +http://www.bing.com/bingbot.htm)" Connection="Keep-Alive" Accept="*/*" Accept-Encoding="gzip, deflate"

5:59 pm on Nov 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Still hitting bare (no rDNS), but at least asked for robots.txt this time:
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +http://www.bing.com/bingbot.htm)

robots.txt? Yes

Hmm. Bare MSN IPs get the standard disallow version of robots.txt, the official .search.msn.com/msnbot/bingbot bots don't. Yet another IP/UA variation/combination to code for? MSN, Google 's new Web Preview UA [webmasterworld.com...] -- it's never-ending, I tellya.
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