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2:41 pm on Jun 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I am reviewing my stats and see links from odd external sites. The sites show up as 83.133.124.190 and 88.198.7.221. Is this something I should worry about?

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Matt
10:17 pm on June 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Are those the IPs of the visitors, or do you mean that the referer is coming through as just numbers?

88.198 is Hetzner, so they can be blocked without guilt. I don't know 83.133 but they're also German. Anyone know what "bandwidth infrastructure provider" means?
11:33 pm on June 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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These are the referral sites. I know I can block ip's but it doesn't block anything when adding these ips as they show as referring.
11:39 pm on June 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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For most people most of the time you could probably block anything with a numerical referer. It's most likely fake anyway, so I'd look at the visitor's IP and see if there's any consistency.
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ok thanks