June 29, 2005

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Stuck Bot.

So I was just looking over the logs of my “nifty toys” — the many copies of wposion I installed previously. I saw that one bot from IP address 65.19.150.250 got stuck on the very very first scrip in the series. That bot ended up loading the scipt 471 times — For a total of 45 minutes being stuck. Every other bot loaded the page once and moved on — but not this one. I find it intresting because an nslookup reveals nothing, though port 22 and 199 are open on this machine. I know that this isn’t a nice bot since the following line is at the top of every script page:

<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">

I’m thinking I should install a link to one of the copies of this script at the top of every page, though I’ve already blocked this bot and all his friends on the class C.