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67.228.nnn.nn - - [24/Sep/2011:17:52:25 -0700] "GET /rats/images/Yummy.jpg HTTP/1.1" 200 22814 "-" "Mozilla/5.0+(compatible;+PiplBot;++http://www.pipl.com/bot/)"
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your line "Deny from 22.214.171.124/15" - I have no record of anything odd coming from 126.96.36.199/16, which does not appear to be softlayer anyway?
What about people who host servers there, like us regular webmaster folks?
[edited by: Mokita at 7:48 pm (utc) on Dec 1, 2011]
With 394 hits in 50 seconds I would put it at the top of the ### list ... if it weren't for its mind-boggling, over-the-top, jaw-dropping, have-to-see-it-to-believe-it stupidity.