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Microsoft bots performing denial of service

at_slashdot (674436) writes | more than 4 years ago

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at_slashdot (674436) writes "The Perl CPAN Testers have been suffering issues accessing their sites, databases and mirrors. According to a posting on the CPAN Testers' blog, the CPAN Testers' server has been being aggressively scanned by "20-30 bots every few seconds" in what they call "a dedicated denial of service attack"; these bots "completely ignore the rules specified in robots.txt".

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Microsoft-bots-perform-denial-of-service-on-Perl-Testers-906094.html
http://blogs.perl.org/users/cpan_testers/2010/01/msnbot-must-die.html"

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