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Microsoft bots perform denial of service on Perl Testers

Jan 16, 2010, 23:44 (4 Talkback[s])

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"...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".

"This "attack" has caused unreliability in the CPAN Testers service. The bots were identified by their IP addresses, including 65.55.207.x, 65.55.107.x and 65.55.106.x, as coming from Microsoft."

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