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3:23 pm on Jan 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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This no-referrals bot isn't new. [webmasterworld.com...] [google.com...]

This ignore-robots.txt behavior is:

64.22.106.82 [projecthoneypot.org...]
Gigabot/3.0 (http://www.gigablast.com/spider.html)

01:43:34 /robots.txt [200]
01:43:35 /dir/filename.html/

(Aside: That trailing-slash file URI was denied from the get-go.)
10:23 pm on Jan 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I have that as a banned Global Net Access range (64.22.64.0/18).

Are you sure it's gigabot? That IP has so many open ports (about 400, including internal DOS ports that should never be open), that it's unbelievable! Looks far more like either a new server that's never been set up or a hyperactive botnet (for which I can't recall ever seeing that many open ports!).
10:31 pm on Jan 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I haven't allowed it in a long time so I'm not current with it any longer, but if I remember right, Gigabot was highly spoofed a couple years ago.
5:53 am on Jan 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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No clue if it's Gigabot per se or not, sorry.

To me, it doesn't really matter because even the legit one uses data for its company's unnamed partners' purposes, not mine.
 

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