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Posted on 2001-06-08
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I found the following entry in a log file on our server.  The 62.116.37.249 address is completely unknown to me, can anyone please tell me what has happened? (I have changed our address).
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62.116.37.249, -, 6/6/01, 3:03:15, W3SVC1, XXXSERVER, 195.123.123.123, 15, 84, 669, 403, 5, GET, /robots.txt, -,
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Probably...and I'm almost certain of this, this means that you have been visited by a search engine's bot...

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I suspected that that was the case -- especially when I saw the robots part of the entry, but if that is so, how?  I have shut our server down to all computers except our internal lan.  I know that if I try to access it from outside, I get a message saying it is not accessable.
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I have no idea...maybe attempts to get there are registered as well??

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do you mean there is no public ip address, or do you mean that port 80 is blocked or inactive...

which?

if there is no public ip address, it is comming from inside your network.  

otherwise, it could feasibly be a robot.

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Say, how's about we get these bot's to identify themselves!
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Ah yes, but the 403 in the log indicates that the robot requested a page and was denied.  An error page was sent back indicating that access was denied.

I suspect if you go home and try to access the server yourself, you will generate a similar log entry from your "home" IP address.

In this case, you were visited by a well-behaved bot which was asking permission to visit your server.  That's why it requested robots.txt.

Tom
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