Tuesday, August 15, 2006

FIRST LOOK - GenericBot-ax 0.85 at SurfControl

It's always cool to have an EXCLUSIVE on a new bot caught fresh in the traps this morning.

This little beast was crawling from SurfControl's IP range: "GenericBot-ax 0.85"
Here's the 411 on the IP address:
inetnum: -
descr: SurfControl PLC
country: GB
e-mail: karl.jones@surfcontrol.com
Didn't ask for robots.txt and asked for the home page 3 times in a row, about a minute apart.

What they didn't expect was their SurfControl met MY surf control and they got a swift kick in the ass.


Buh bye.


willmacc said...

This wouldn't happen to be the SurfControl internet monitoring software would it??

willmacc said...

It Is SurfControl! Wonder if they started their own bot for adult content pages instead of referring to another service for this..

Spoofed possibly?

Still though, no robots.txt file is a big no-no..
I've used these guys when I was a Network Administrator - good software for corporate internet monitoring though...

IncrediBILL said...

Guess we'll have to wait and watch and see if this bot comes back.