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eKstreme

Mybloglog Bot Has Empty Ua

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Log gazing again, I came across a hit with this data:

 

Hit: /feed

 

* At: 17 July 2007 09:00:05 PM GMT

* Routed to: /index.php

* Referred from: (No referer.)

* Remote: www3.mbl.sp1.yahoo.com (69.147.90.65)

* Request: HTTP/1.0 GET

* Accepting:

o HTTP:

o Charset:

o Enconding:

o Languages:

* UA:

* Cookies:

 

 

If you go to the remote host specified, you get MyBlogLog, which explains the mbl bit in the host name. The question is: why doesn't the MBL feed retrieval bot identify itself?

 

Why is this important? Blocking empty UA strings blocks out quite a few spam bots.

 

Just a heads up. I'm going now to find a way to submit a bug report...

 

Pierre

 

 

Edit

Wow that was a quick response! They just emailed me back saying they'll let their engineers know about this.

Edited by eKstreme

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Wow that was a quick response! They just emailed me back saying they'll let their engineers know about this.

 

 

Nice to be able to submit a bug report and actually get a reaction! Benefit of still being practically a start-up --- even if they have been acquired!

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Yeah, a 9-minute response time is kinda surprising. Even for a startup.

 

I hope their engineers are as good as customer service are.

 

Pierre

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