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Watch out for crawler.searchmarketing.yahoo.com

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by madmac, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. madmac

    madmac Well-Known Member

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    Anyone who has people who advertise on Overture, keep an eye out for crawler.searchmarketing.yahoo.com (IP 66.35.192.197).

    This guy is currently behaving really badly, sending an exorbitant amount of simultaneous requests sustained over long periods of time. It brought our server down on its knees several times. Essentially it was acting as a Denial of Service attack.

    We've had to temporarily ban the bot until Yahoo can tame this wild beast and make it be a bit more considerate for those of us that don't have a server farm to handle it.

    *I realize this isn't exactly cPanel related, but it took us some time to track down exactly what our load problems were, and low and behold, it was because of Yahoo's search marketing bot, so I thought I'd put this here for others than might be getting "attacked" by it*
     
    #1 madmac, Apr 1, 2006
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