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Re: broke Inktomi floods?

  • From: Dan Hollis
  • Date: Thu Jan 20 16:53:35 2005

On Thu, 20 Jan 2005, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 14:30:04 +0200, Gadi Evron <gadi@tehila.gov.il> wrote:
> > Inktomi (now Yahoo!) sends it's spiders all over the Internet. Lately
> > some of our systems are reporting that they open many HTTP connections
> > to our web sites, without ever sending any data and immediately
> > disconnecting. This is getting to a level where it disturbs us.
> I have heard previous stories of inktomi ignoring robots.txt (not seen
> this for myself though).  And there are threads like this -
> Quoting from http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum11/1968-1-15.htm

back in 1999 inktomi hammered our nameserver (which never has, and never 
will run http. ever.) After _weeks_ of complaining to them and to their 
upstream exodus (hah!) I finally got them to stop. Only to have them 
start up again a month later.

not suprising to see them up to their old antics again.

time to nullroute i guess?

-Dan






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