broke Inktomi floods?

Vicky Rode vickyr at
Thu Jan 20 22:31:42 UTC 2005

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not sure if spiders falls under spam or ddos bracket when they
repeatedly start hammering one's network. you could possible report to
spamcop (*grin*) to get a quicker response. spamcom hasn't been accurate
in some instances :-)

do you remember this incident,


Dan Hollis wrote:
| On Thu, 20 Jan 2005, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
|>On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 14:30:04 +0200, Gadi Evron <gadi at> 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
| 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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