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  1. #1
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    January 17th, 2005
    Where is my bandwidth going???
    Hello all,

    For the past few days I have always had 6-9 guest visitors on my site. They are almost always there. But nobody is posting or reading my entries. Now, this morning after checking AWSTATS, I see that my bandwidth is insanely high. Here is my visitor/bandwidth log. Can someone tell me what's going on?

    IP Pages Hits Bandwidth Last Visit 9220 9220 495.54 MB 19 Jul 2005 - 08:02 9206 9206 495.55 MB 19 Jul 2005 - 08:07 9191 9191 493.44 MB 19 Jul 2005 - 08:00 9178 9178 493.31 MB 19 Jul 2005 - 08:03 9127 9127 491.63 MB 19 Jul 2005 - 08:07 9115 9115 490.47 MB 19 Jul 2005 - 08:08 8967 8967 481.87 MB 19 Jul 2005 - 08:07 8901 8901 478.87 MB 19 Jul 2005 - 08:06 305 3204 18.79 MB 19 Jul 2005 - 08:07 90 90 3.76 MB 11 Jul 2005 - 00:16

    Thank you,

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    Crazy like a fox suzigeek's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    Rogue Spiders? Someone using your server to send spam? I'm not familiar w/spam bots and how those would show up in your files...but rogue spiders have been sucking my bandwidth. I've been banning them in htaccess as I find them.

    Do you have any large files on your website? movie, music, or large uncompressed image files?

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    Full Member suzie250's Avatar
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    May 5th, 2005
    Hi Knox,

    When I see something like this, it's usually a bot. Some are welcome, some are not.

    How I determine who's good and who's not, is by doing a search on the dns #. Usually, you need to drop the last three numbers because the dns #'s will run in a block.

    64.62.168 is the Gigabot. Run a search on Gigabot and determine if you want it coming back or not.

    You need a robots.txt file and or htaccess file to control the bots presence. Many of the unwelcome bots do not follow instructions from the robots.txt file and you must resort to htaccess.


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    Full Member Tech Evangelist's Avatar
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    March 16th, 2005
    Mesa, AZ
    One of my sites got hit with the BecomeBot spider last night. It gobbled up 100 meg of bandwidth in an hour. It looks like this bot is legit, but there are threads out there claiming that his little spider has eaten up to 2 gigs of bandwidth in a single visit.

    It looks like BecomeBot uses an entire Class-C IP range (65.124.85). Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about this spider? It's supposed to be a legitimate shopping bot, but it is crippling Web sites. Their IPs are different than the ones knoxb3 is having trouble with.
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