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A Look at the Logs: Week 2

Following up on last week's post, let's see if things are getting better. The short answer is that the first round of blacklisting was a good start, but also served to shine a spotlight on some of the borderline cases that I let slide the first time around. It also made clear just how bad some spiders, including Google, are at treating links that never were legitimate (e.g., partial paths for links that no longer exist).

No, that doesn't mean I'm going to start banning Google just yet, but I certainly am sorely tempted to break out the server redirects to point the major spiders to garbage when they go looking for garbage. The smaller spiders, though, absolutely will start getting banned, especially when they enter bogus referrer territory.

So here's your fresh list of the newest worst offenders. Enjoy.

Bad Spiders

Sometimes spiders are badly written; not malicious per se, but suspiciously unprofessional enough to ban if they keep generating the same sorts of errors over and over. Case in point for the new Impossibly Stupid site is the Bitcoin URL at the bottom of the page. It wasn't a link on the old site because even Drupal as a CMS was so poorly written that it considered the bitcoin scheme to be nothing more than a relative path. No such problem on the new site, which is bad news to the owners of these IP blocks.

/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Sun Dec 07 02:03:56 2014] [error] [client 208.52.161.186] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Sun Dec 07 04:15:22 2014] [error] [client 107.181.78.43] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/node/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/node/?page=2
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Sun Dec 07 16:55:16 2014] [error] [client 162.249.208.236] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/node/116/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/node/116/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Mon Dec 08 02:12:18 2014] [error] [client 180.76.6.47] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Mon Dec 08 02:34:01 2014] [error] [client 46.39.86.132] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Mon Dec 08 16:26:01 2014] [error] [client 202.46.48.97] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Mon Dec 08 17:50:34 2014] [error] [client 124.130.18.138] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/node/118/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/node/118/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Mon Dec 08 18:35:17 2014] [error] [client 220.161.169.221] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Tue Dec 09 01:30:58 2014] [error] [client 5.157.41.164] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/node/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/node/?page=1
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Tue Dec 09 11:06:02 2014] [error] [client 95.141.31.17] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/node/2/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/node/2/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Tue Dec 09 12:50:04 2014] [error] [client 5.135.216.182] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/node/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/node/?page=5
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Tue Dec 09 12:55:04 2014] [error] [client 5.254.97.70] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/node/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/node/?page=6
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Tue Dec 09 13:16:37 2014] [error] [client 222.77.203.37] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Tue Dec 09 15:48:48 2014] [error] [client 194.169.217.56] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment, referer: http://feyaonline.ru/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Tue Dec 09 16:48:44 2014] [error] [client 220.168.127.38] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Wed Dec 10 05:40:26 2014] [error] [client 173.234.232.41] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/node/111/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/node/111/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Wed Dec 10 06:58:32 2014] [error] [client 192.211.54.168] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/node/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/node/?page=4
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Wed Dec 10 13:34:08 2014] [error] [client 198.46.154.143] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/node/121/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/node/121/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Wed Dec 10 14:28:13 2014] [error] [client 216.189.55.185] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/node/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/node/?page=7&pagewanted=all
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Thu Dec 11 11:59:06 2014] [error] [client 79.116.28.21] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Thu Dec 11 16:05:20 2014] [error] [client 120.37.235.61] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log.0:[Fri Dec 12 05:35:18 2014] [error] [client 83.71.247.34] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/bitcoin:1JJDPREg59fJnrEd6VPEM6V5J83FKv6WtZ, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log.0:[Sat Dec 13 03:07:02 2014] [error] [client 27.193.87.21] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/user

Bogus Referrers

Some blogging software out there actually rewards spammers if they even just claim their site links to yours. Drupal didn't (by default, anyway; maybe some extension does), and I certainly never would allow that sort of nonsense. Makes for some easy blacklisting of anyone hitting Impossibly Stupid that way.

/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Sun Dec 07 09:26:06 2014] [error] [client 117.67.222.158] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/node/trackback, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/node?page=5
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Sun Dec 07 10:53:23 2014] [error] [client 177.103.4.69] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/user, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Sun Dec 07 12:25:03 2014] [error] [client 93.124.102.126] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy/term/4?page=1
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Sun Dec 07 12:31:21 2014] [error] [client 222.45.196.3] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Sun Dec 07 16:50:40 2014] [error] [client 212.129.38.35] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Sun Dec 07 17:27:10 2014] [error] [client 119.130.184.132] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy/term/4
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Sun Dec 07 19:26:33 2014] [error] [client 192.230.41.201] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Sun Dec 07 20:12:43 2014] [error] [client 59.174.161.28] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/user, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Mon Dec 08 01:23:00 2014] [error] [client 23.247.139.116] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Mon Dec 08 06:00:01 2014] [error] [client 114.255.183.173] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Mon Dec 08 10:22:23 2014] [error] [client 82.193.99.33] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy, referer: http://eramebel.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Mon Dec 08 13:56:40 2014] [error] [client 5.97.197.101] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Mon Dec 08 14:02:47 2014] [error] [client 176.123.20.5] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/README, referer: http://IMPOSSIBLYSTUPID.COM/README
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Tue Dec 09 04:36:27 2014] [error] [client 223.240.140.190] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/node/trackback, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/node?page=5
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Tue Dec 09 05:18:05 2014] [error] [client 117.139.45.77] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/user, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Wed Dec 10 02:48:38 2014] [error] [client 37.203.210.87] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Wed Dec 10 03:49:46 2014] [error] [client 95.152.29.153] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/comment/reply/38
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Wed Dec 10 07:29:04 2014] [error] [client 221.178.121.153] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Wed Dec 10 13:31:34 2014] [error] [client 93.118.77.219] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Thu Dec 11 03:20:34 2014] [error] [client 188.92.75.244] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/comment/reply/123
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Thu Dec 11 11:07:37 2014] [error] [client 104.218.197.123] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Thu Dec 11 17:44:23 2014] [error] [client 62.212.85.85] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/user, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Thu Dec 11 22:34:15 2014] [error] [client 213.110.133.221] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy, referer: http://www.artparquet.ru/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log.0:[Fri Dec 12 05:59:20 2014] [error] [client 178.33.89.22] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/user, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log.0:[Sat Dec 13 01:05:02 2014] [error] [client 110.85.125.173] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy/term/5
/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log.0:[Sat Dec 13 17:26:43 2014] [error] [client 188.208.12.41] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/comment, referer: http://www.impossiblystupid.com/

Disreputable ISPs

Some terrible service providers seem to go out of their way to protect bad customers regardless of the abuse that they push out. Floods result in bans, of course, but the real loss is the IP addresses that are devalued by these jokers. Don't buy services from these providers unless you want to knowingly live in a bad network neighborhood.

wowrack.com

/logs/impossiblystupid.com/http/error.log:[Tue Dec 09 14:14:41 2014] [error] [client 216.244.85.28] File does not exist: /impossiblystupid.com/taxonomy