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10:11 pm on Mar 15, 2018 (gmt 0)

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UA: Amazon.com/16.5.0.100 (Android/7.0/LG-H918)
Protocol: HTTP/1.1
Robots.txt: No
Host: Various

This is the UA used if someone follows a link to your web property from inside Amazon's accounts. The attribute in parenthesis is their OS.
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I block amazon / AWS IP space (in large CIDR blocks, when I discover/encounter them) from accessing my web server (they get 403). Your milage may vary, but I can't see an upside to letting them (or who-ever is renting them) from crawling my corporate site.
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@SumGuy - this thread is not about Amazon IP ranges. It is about the User Agent (UA) which (as stated above) will come from various IP ranges.

Many site owners do block Amazon ranges - however- you should consider doing the research and not just blocking all Amazon ranges.

Yes a lot of malicious and/or non-helpful UAs make their home at Amazon, however depending on your site's interests, dozens (maybe hundreds) of beneficial agents also come from the many Amazon IP ranges, so you need to set up your IP blocks to allow some UAs.

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This is the UA used if someone follows a link to your web property from inside Amazon's accounts. The attribute in parenthesis is their OS.

So it's some kind of proxy?
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Not a proxy.

Similar to what Twitter does. It frames your browser with a UI along with its own header fields, but is still using you IP.
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okay.
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> It frames your browser

So what happens on an HTTPS site that has an X-Frame-Options DENY header?
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Not that type of framing dstiles. The page is not framed.
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> this thread is not about Amazon IP ranges.
> Many site owners do block Amazon ranges

So it's ok to talk about IP blocking (in this forum) then - but not necessarily in this thread?
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@SumGuy - That's correct. To change topic, just start a new thread.
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keyplyr - Sorry, I assumed framing as performed by, eg, some nasty site ripper.
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Maybe a poor choice of terms on my part. I just meant that the Amazon app wraps a UI (user interface) around whatever browser is default on your device when you follow a link to a remote page.

Twitter does the same thing. In the drop-down there's a feature to "open in _____" so you can switch to your default browser, but the only difference AFAIK is just the header fields sent. It looks the same, other than possibly the color scheme on the browser chrome.
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Ok, thanks.
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I've blocked most of Amazon's ranges after noticing them pulling images directly from my site into Amazon for people to use to sell the same product. They were generally too lazy to even download and reupload to Amazon through their account.
 

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