broke Inktomi floods?

Vicky Rode vickyr at socal.rr.com
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, http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~plonka/netgear-sntp/



regards,
/vicky

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