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    For weeks now I have this host on my site: 64.140.49.6x

    And that host is banned now, because it doesn't show up as a proxy or search engine or other service. It also tries to access pages for moderators, editing posts etc. But ofcourse the user (or service) gets permission denied.

    I have emailed to the range's abuse department with a request to return with info if this is a search engine or a user. So I could either unban it or issue an abuse report. So far nothing.

    Maybe someone here also has that host on their site? Or maybe someone knows it or maybe someone has an idea .. feel free to comment.


    ps
    i have removed the last figure to protect their privacy. but it is between 0 and 9

  • #2
    Doing a little research shows that it most likely is a user using ICG Communications out of San Jose, CA

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    • #3
      Originally posted by hankster
      Doing a little research shows that it most likely is a user using ICG Communications out of San Jose, CA
      I use online whois services too and already contacted them, as mentioned above. If it is a user or a program, it is unknown. if it is a user, it is a dumb one. Since he or she is getting permission denied for a week now.

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      • #4
        Most likely it is a search engine bot for one of the hundreds of databasing companies in the area.
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        • #5
          I've had a similar situation.

          One IP keeps showing up...as "guest" viewing my private forum. Never a thread...it is the forum1. He/She/It sits on this same "forum" for about 15-30 minutes at the same time every day, twice a day.

          The IP changes every few days because I, too, ban the IP off my server (not just in the admin control panel but through host deny file) because I have no idea who they are, what they are doing, and why....

          I've put the proper documentation for bots and bot access on my server...

          This one is confusing though.
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          • #6
            I received an E-mail from them!

            Floris -
            The activity you are seeing is a crawler that is utilized by one of our
            customers to hopefully detect plagiarism that might be the result of a
            student downloading information from your service.
            Please let me know if you wish to be excluded and if so I will forward the
            info to the appropriate party.
            Regards,
            Carl Nixon
            Lead Internet Abuse & Fraud Analyst
            Security Services Team
            ICG Communications

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            • #7
              Originally posted by xiphoid
              Floris -
              The activity you are seeing is a crawler that is utilized by one of our
              customers to hopefully detect plagiarism that might be the result of a
              student downloading information from your service.
              Please let me know if you wish to be excluded and if so I will forward the
              info to the appropriate party.
              Regards,
              Carl Nixon
              Lead Internet Abuse & Fraud Analyst
              Security Services Team
              ICG Communications
              That customer is probably turnitin.com. They're the most popular plagarism detection site used.
              Last edited by Andy Z; Tue 7 Jan '03, 9:22pm.
              - AJ Zmudosky

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              • #8
                They've been crawling my site all day, so I finally made a robots.txt file so they won't crawl my forums anymore.
                Hello :)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Andy Z
                  That customer is probably turnitin.com. They're the most popular plagarism detection site used.
                  Nice,
                  They are free to do so, since I didn't break any copyrights

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Andy Z
                    That customer is probably turnitin.com. They're the most popular plagarism detection site used.
                    They were crawling my site to so I banned it
                    vBulletin.org Moderator
                    The Sisters Three Charmed Discussion Forums

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by xiphoid
                      Nice,
                      They are free to do so, since I didn't break any copyrights
                      They archive information on your site to see if any students "borrow" it for their essays and such...

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                      • #12
                        that is the exact same one viewing my forums!! its been going for the last week or too. It does edit quote, moderating duties and everything!
                        heres the post i made that got MOVED out of chit chat :-/:

                        http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...?postid=395853
                        Last edited by codewebs; Wed 8 Jan '03, 5:14pm.

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                        • #13
                          I don't mind them doing it, I just mind them doing it week after week.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by xiphoid
                            I don't mind them doing it, I just mind them doing it week after week.
                            I'm now having an ASk Jeeves ip browsing my member noly features on my forum for the third day in a row :\.

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