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6:56 pm on Feb 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Ok guys it's been a while since I've posted so I am rusty

here is something that just showed up in my morning log files


I will update with the IP's later when I pull the raw files down

any clues ?


12:14 am on Feb 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing that in Awstats for all my sites too, and I didn't find anything resembling that UA in the raw logs.

So I went to the logs for a site that gets very few visitors and selected all the visits for 6 Feb (the date of the "last visit" for bot[+:,\.\;\/\\-] as reported by Awstats). I then removed the requests for pages and supporting files, and was left with 15 requests for robots.txt by Googlebot, Bingbot, Baidu, SBider, Yandexbot, and Slurp.

Bing accounted for 9 of them, Slurp 2 and the rest 1 each. And all of them have been back since 6 Feb.

None of that is out of the ordinary, so I think that Awstats has somehow got itself in a tangle. It looks like a snippet of Regex code.


1:14 am on Feb 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

I would happen to agree, it looks like an Awstats issue. But better safe than sorry.

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