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6:01 pm on May 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know if this is a legitimate agent? A search seems to indicate that it's a version of Java. In Latest Visitors, the log entry looks like:
Host: 79.116.30.*
/
Http Code: 200 Date: May 18 11:50:07 Http Version: HTTP/1.1 Size in Bytes: 31712
Referer: -
Agent: Java/1.6.0_04

[edited by: incrediBILL at 9:02 pm (utc) on May 18, 2014]
[edit reason] Obfuscated residential IP [/edit]

9:04 pm on May 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Some RSS feed readers, for instance, are written in Java and the authors are either too lazy or ignorant of the user agent to change it.

Could be anything, including a link checker or bookmark checker, hard to know.

I'd be happy if languages refused to access the web unless the UA was set to something other than the default.
6:03 pm on May 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the explanation. I was thinking about blocking it, but have decided not to do so unless it starts coming around too often.
6:34 pm on May 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

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In my experience, all Java bots from Romania are harvesters.
7:23 pm on May 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I block ALL occurrences of Java in any UA. For a few years I did allow a handful of beneficial ranges through, but the last couple years I see no need. Anyone using an out-of-the-box GET tool with the generic Java is 403'd.
 

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