RE: Google "Indexing" (Harvesting Attack)
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- Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 19:30:22 +0100 (BST)
- From: Mieko Yamaguchi <iss053@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: Google "Indexing" (Harvesting Attack)
This reminds me - shouldn't we ask Innovative to reconsider the decision
they made a while ago to turn off name lookup for http access in "List
non-local access attempts allowed"? The N > Display host NAME command
gives you blank lines for http access.
Now I know that 216.239.193.xxx (in our case) are googlebot but how do
I know if 213.122, 212.137, 205.188.209, 62.7, or 62.136 are genuine users
or robots? We have a large number of entries with these root IP numbers.
I know there are ways to find out but it's not as convenient as being able
to see host names by hitting a single key.
On Fri, 11 May 2001, Peter Murray wrote:
> I don't know if someone has suggested this yet, but you can also
> include an entry in the "Limit NETWORK access" table (under Login
> Administration) to block the Google 'bot. Add an entry for 216.239.46
> and say "n" when prompted for "Allow access". (See R2000 manual at
> record #15269.)
> It sounds like we should all take a lesson from this and change our
> configuration to block them. I know I just did...
Mieko Yamaguchi m.yamaguchi@xxxxxxxxxx
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