[lug] SPAM (was: email mystery)

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Fri Feb 23 10:23:29 MST 2001

Warren Sanders wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Feb 2001, Deva Samartha wrote:
> > I had a robot coming in once, looking at one archive page, after 20
> > minutes, coming back again, looking at the next archive page....
> > it was a  crawler12.bos2.fast-search.net where I could not figure out who
> > it is. I eventually blocked his access on the firewall. They kept trying
> > for a long time.
> That's strange, I have been getting scans by this same exact robot!  It
> ignores any robot.txt deny requests and has been scanning all pages, one
> per minute, then comes back another time... starts over again.  My low
> visit family photo site has this bot as the number one visitor in just two
> visits.
> Good Idea ... think I will firewall this sucker too!
> --
> Warren Sanders
> http://MontanaLinux.Org

Maybe a web server plugin needs to be written that redirects such
requests by offering them a fake web page that contains all the email
addresses of anti-spam groups. Let them mine addresses all they want.

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