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denial by idiots

Wednesday,  03/12/08  09:03 PM

Idiot's Guide to the InternetEvery once in a while I glance at my server stats - it is fun to see how many referrals I've gotten, page views, stuff like that.  So today so far I have received 7,726 page views, about three times as many as normal.  Or should I say page hits, because nearly all of them are 404s - page not found.  Looking at my logs, I see someone from an ISP in Italy (host116-35-dynamic.2-87-r.retail.telecomitalia.it) and another someone from an ISP in Belgium (189-79-73-228.dsl.telesp.net.br) are whacking away at my server, requesting page after page with invalid URLs. 

Nice work, idiots.  If you're going to scrape a site, can you please test your script first before turning it loose?

 

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