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Is this spider legit?

     

grandma genie

12:00 am on Jul 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Another new one on me. Didn't see it or its IP in a search.

74.168.226.n - - [01/Jul/2012:04:48:32 -0400] "GET /example HTTP/1.0" 301 249 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; GoGuidesSpamTracker/1.1; http://www.goguides.org/spamtracker.html)"


robots.txt - no

Direct hit. Hit the home page only. It's a BellSouth IP. I have never submitted my site to GoGuides. Not sure what to do with this one. Has anyone seen this spider in your logs lately? Is it legit?

[edited by: incrediBILL at 1:03 am (utc) on Jul 6, 2012]
[edit reason] fixed link in user agent [/edit]

incrediBILL

1:06 am on Jul 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

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if you check the IP for www.goguides.org it's the same as what hit your site so it's probably them.

I'd say it's legit.

wilderness

1:26 am on Jul 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

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A decade ago there was a spider that used to crawl sites until a located a 404, then an automated spam email would be sent hawking their website services.

The org had name of something like days and weeks or hours. For some reason 24/7 keeps haunting me. I know I've some reference saved, however was unable to easily locate and was not willing to spend a lot time on subch nonsense.

Eventually the creator found a buyer for his spider and company and the email spam and spidering stopped.
 

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