I had to look that up because it seemed so odd. Looks like the bottom half of 72-79 is still Merck-- at least this week-- but honestly, would anything bad happen if you just lock out the whole 184.108.40.206/8 and be done with it? I've never personally met anyone from <192.
:: idly wondering how Merck stock is doing these days ::
I'd somehow overlooked this until I met one today :( Re-check in free lookup says that 96-175 is still Merck, leading to the question:
Has anyone, ever, met a legitimate human from anywhere in the 54 block? I don't mean in 1992 when this range was first allocated; I mean recently. Maybe if you've got a reputable medical-information site-- which I don't.
:: irresistible detour tells me that-- surprise! --Merck stock is performing respectably and even pays dividends ::
New poster here. Found the site while trying to figure out an issue we had recently. Our company website got bombarded on the 1st of July for roughly 25 minutes - all IPs from ranges belonging to amazonaws. It looked like whatever or whoever it was scraped our site for all our product images. Burned a lot of our bandwidth too.
Those ranges are still amazon-owned, though, and at least the first one says "services" which is not necessarily the same as "mobile broadband". It could be those ranges are actually non-public - eg nokia in-house or a VPN network.
Just an observation. Either way, they are blocked here.
@ dstiles - Personally, I get upwards of 60% mobile traffic on one site and over 40% of sales overall from mobile device users. Obviously Nokia popularity is geo specific so your particular user base may not be affected by blocking them, but this is a public forum often used as a knowledge base so IMO the correction to "54. Inhuman" was warranted.
Just a FYI - I block most all of 54, I just poke a few holes. Additionally, there are several other "holes" in 54. & 174.129. depending on your users.
I saw a string of visits today from their 54.164. range, strange behavior of one visit, go home, change shoes and come right back with slightly different IP numbers for 1 more .html, rinse, repeat. UA: "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/21.0.1180.75 Safari/537.1"