Bots Beware!

Bhole&BegoneAll bots visiting this site are not very welcome. They will be banned if they do not show a positive reason for visiting.

Any action that is clearly negative, such as attempting to access site coding, or not having a name or an announced purpose, or logging in, registering, spamming, attempting an injection will be reason for near-instant permanent banning, blacklisting and being reported to “bad bot” databases – or even worse- being blackholed!.

If your bot becomes banned and you believe that it should not be, contact me with your reasoning and I will consider your case.

As long as I’ve been on the Web (since 1996) and running websites seriously (since 2001) I’ve noticed the large traffic rates on my sites: lots of traffic from bots and other unusual webauto-surfers that serve no apparent purpose except to use bandwidth on my sites. Since bandwidth is a paid commodity, I view such bots as thieves or pirates  and will do whatever I can to limit their visits.

The bans include and bot that does not have a title or a recognized IP address or comes via an referrer site with a poor reputation. Also, some AWS bots have appeared that have no defined browser.

I hope other site owners and webmasters agree. I am receptive  to honest feedback.

BTW, below is a partial list of the IP addresses and ranges for some of the bots we have blocked since November! Yes, we are blocking entire ranges of IP addresses that appear to be part of a Botnet

They are organized in blocks arranged by the following terms:

IP address or Range
First Date & Local Time Seen
Our Notation
Block Type
Number of visits
Latest Date & Local Time seen

77.75.79.0-77.75.79.255
January 3, 2019 10:38 am
Czech bot
Permanent
14
January 4, 2019 10:00 am

66.249.64.0-66.249.95.255
January 2, 2019 4:50 pm
Good bot?
Permanent
23
January 4, 2019 7:57 am

18.222.194.146
January 2, 2019 7:23 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
3
January 4, 2019 12:11 pm

18.191.144.104
January 4, 2019 7:58 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
1
January 4, 2019 4:40 pm

18.223.117.68
January 3, 2019 10:39 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
2
January 4, 2019 1:12 pm

18.217.75.8
January 3, 2019 10:36 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
1
January 4, 2019 12:10 pm

18.217.199.81
January 3, 2019 10:35 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
1
January 4, 2019 4:11 pm

18.224.21.166
January 3, 2019 10:34 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
1
January 4, 2019 3:11 am

18.191.12.231
January 2, 2019 4:52 pm
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
1
January 3, 2019 4:11 am

18.222.194.146
January 2, 2019 7:23 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
3
January 4, 2019 12:11 pm

62.210.78.167
December 31, 2018 10:52 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
19
January 1, 2019 10:28 pm

18.216.73.100
December 30, 2018 11:19 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
4
December 30, 2018 11:44 pm

13.58.41.21
December 29, 2018 7:38 pm
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
2
December 30, 2018 2:11 am

145.239.252.0-145.239.255.255
December 24, 2018 10:20 pm
Bot
Permanent
13
January 4, 2019 1:56 pm

17.58.101.49
December 24, 2018 10:16 pm
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
7
January 3, 2019 9:24 am

18.219.132.167
December 21, 2018 9:06 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
66
January 4, 2019 2:45 pm

18.224.110.9
December 21, 2018 9:04 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
7
December 29, 2018 2:44 am

18.219.24.122
December 21, 2018 9:01 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
53
January 4, 2019 11:44 am

18.222.201.97
December 21, 2018 9:01 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
8
December 29, 2018 4:44 am

18.218.1.84
December 21, 2018 9:01 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
64
January 4, 2019 12:15 am

18.223.23.202
December 21, 2018 9:01 am
Manual block by administrator
Permanent 8
December 31, 2018 2:13 am

141.8.143.134
December 18, 2018 4:37 pm
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
4
January 3, 2019 12:16 am

37.9.87.128-37.9.87.255
December 17, 2018 9:00 pm
yarusskie-bot
Permanent
32
January 4, 2019 3:27 pm

13.58.1.116
December 15, 2018 5:55 pm
Manual block by administrator
Permanent
83
January 4, 2019 1:45 pm

3.0.0.0-3.127.255.255
December 15, 2018 1:30 pm
AWS go 1.1
Permanent
327
January 4, 2019 5:14 pm

52.32.0.0-52.63.255.255
December 15, 2018 10:48 am
Bad awsbot pkg go1.1
Permanent
10
January 3, 2019 12:31 pm

34.192.0.0-34.255.255.255
December 15, 2018 10:47 am
Bad awsbot pkg go1.1
Permanent
20
January 1, 2019 9:33 pm

54.160.0.0-54.175.255.255
December 15, 2018 10:42 am
Bad awsbot pkg go1.1
Permanent
8
December 16, 2018 6:08 am

35.152.0.0-35.183.255.255
December 15, 2018 10:38 am
Bad awsbot
Permanent
4
January 4, 2019 6:08 am

70.39.128.0-70.39.255.255
December 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Moreover-bot
Permanent
12
January 4, 2019 1:30 am

54.36.148.0-54.36.151.255
December 14, 2018 1:34 pm
French-bot
Permanent
10
January 4, 2019 2:52 pm

42.224.0.0-42.239.255.255
December 11, 2018 12:04 pm
China-bot3
Permanent
31
January 3, 2019 12:07 am

IP 141.8.144.0-141.8.144.255
December 11, 2018 9:02 am
Russkie-bot
Permanent
11
January 4, 2019 2:27 pm

5.255.250.0-5.255.250.255
November 29, 2018 3:30 pm
yandex-bot
Permanent
76
January 4, 2019 2:57 pm

93.158.161.0-93.158.161.255
November 27, 2018 9:47 am
Nyet-nyet
Permanent
67
December 26, 2018 9:36 am

77.88.47.0-77.88.47.255
November 25, 2018 9:23 pm
No yandex
Permanent
99
January 4, 2019 11:57 am

106.120.0.0-106.121.255.255
November 25, 2018 9:07 pm
China Bot 2
Permanent
23
January 4, 2019 4:16 am

123.112.0.0-123.127.255.255
November 25, 2018 8:58 pm
China Bot
Permanent
38
January 3, 2019 7:10 pm

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