__/ [Blinky the Shark] on Saturday 10 September 2005 22:48 \__
> Brian Wakem wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> [Sat Sep 10 07:31:08 2005] [error] [client 188.8.131.52] File does
>>> not exist: /home/schestow/public_html/robotsxx.txt
>> I just checked my error logs for this year on a busy site. I have 5
>> reqests for robotsxx.txt, all from 184.108.40.206, which is very
>> similar to the IP address you noted.
>> The IPs trace to Seoul.
> I just found this opinion with a Google: "The robotsxx.txt is a bot:
> PlantyNetWebRobotV1, out of hinet.com in Taiwan, and obviously doesn't
> obey bot rules. Ban it."
> That corresponds in part to a whois of that IP, which shows:
> Network Name : HANANET-HIGHBAN-PLANTYNET080
Good job finding that little nugget of information. How about redirecting
all requests for robotxx.txt back to them? You know, to mess up their own
logs... I already do that with /_vti_bin/owssvr.dll, /MSOffice/cltreq.asp
and /_vti_pvt/service.pwd, all of which are redirected to