Thursday, February 14, 2008

MSIE 7 on Livebot IPs

Not sure what this means but I spotted an MSIE 7.0 user agent on the following Livebot IP addresses.

Here's the exact agent used:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Here's the IPs involved: [] [] [] [] []
Could mean anything from Live testing who has rigid user agent checking to making screen shots or they're reusing those IPs for other internal purposes, hard to say.

What's not hard to say is that those IPs with that user agent got automatically blocked on my site for being the wrong thing in the wrong place.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Jazztel Scraping Hotzone

Found a hotzone of activity from which has been attempting to scrape like crazy since the first of the year. Obviously they didn't get very far but keep trying and trying and I looked at the acitivity and it's definitely a bot running on 87.218.70.*

Here's the number of attempted pages per IP:

785 -
661 -
630 -
346 -
336 -
334 -
334 -
333 -
329 -
328 -
283 -
199 -
So it's probably a good idea to block 87.218.70.* just to be safe.