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Taz
Worker
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Joined: Dec 22, 2005
Posts: 158

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:43 am Reply with quote

Hey guys I keep getting these blocked ip's in sentinel.

User: Anonymous
Agent: SurveyBot/2.3 (Whois Source)
Blocked on: 2006-02-13 11:47:58
Notes: Added by NukeSentinel(tm)
Reason: Abuse-Referer

Query String:
Get String:
Post String:
Forwarded For: none
Client IP: none

Remote Port: 52171
Request Method: GET

User Agent: SurveyBot/2.3 (Whois Source)

Query String: Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login!

Get String: Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login!

Post String: Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login!

I took out the ip address out. Is this a real security threat? It says Reason, Abuse-Referer, does that mean someone came to my site from a reference to another site and how would I find the site that refered it from the ip address? Should I take any action, like writing the host of the user and informing them of the abuse? Just not sure if I need to do anything about this. Thanks for the help.
Taz
 
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Raven
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Joined: Aug 27, 2002
Posts: 17086

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:26 am Reply with quote

Look in your referer blocker list. These are known to be 'bad' bots. You can add or remove bots from the list as you see fit. Google for the bot name and decide for yourself.
 
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Taz
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:48 am Reply with quote

Sorry Raven, I feel a little thick because all of these blocked ip addresses say Agent: SurveyBot/2.3 (Whois Source), and I have opened the referer block configuration and I don't really know which item there is the one being mentioned. I thought I was looking for something called survey blocker, but that's not in there. Am I missing something?
probably Smile
 
Raven
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:01 am Reply with quote

Look in both harvester and referer blocks for
SurveyBot and/or WhoIs.
 
Taz
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:35 pm Reply with quote

I googled the Survey Bot, seems kind of harmless. It was in the referers list as whois.sc. I checked out Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login! and it tell you that you can opt out of crawling by putting this in your robots.txt file.

User-agent: SurveyBot
Disallow: /

you probably know this raven, I'm just sharing info Smile Thanks again for the help!
 
amber222
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Joined: Jun 09, 2004
Posts: 79

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:46 pm Reply with quote

Taz wrote:
I googled the Survey Bot, seems kind of harmless. It was in the referers list as whois.sc. I checked out Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login! and it tell you that you can opt out of crawling by putting this in your robots.txt file.


I have had this bot excluded in my robots.txt file from day one, but it makes no difference - they still try to crawl. I get this message from Sentinel at least once a week.
 
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Taz
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:24 pm Reply with quote

lol Now that you mention it, I noticed that it is still coming up on my site too. Oh well. . .
 
montego
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Joined: Aug 29, 2004
Posts: 9455
Location: Arizona

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:23 am Reply with quote

That is why it is considered a "Bad Bot".

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