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Web Hosting Master
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,165

what is this bot?

I have seen this IP hammering my board, opening hundreds of connections:

anyone know which bot this is? a whois on that ip doesn't reveal anything:

OrgName: Performance Systems International Inc.
Address: 1015 31st St NW
City: Washington
StateProv: DC
PostalCode: 20007
Country: US

NetRange: -
NetHandle: NET-38-0-0-0-1
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: NS.PSI.NET
NameServer: NS2.PSI.NET
Comment: Reassignment information for this block can be found at
Comment: 4321
RegDate: 1991-04-16
Updated: 2005-10-05

RTechName: IP Allocation
RTechPhone: +1-877-875-4311
RTechEmail: *******

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Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 25
Is it respecting robots.txt?

MAOMPSMITCUT (rmbr this? lol)
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,067
It identifies itself as Snapbot. It was hammering my site all day yesterday as well. Appearently its something similar to's archiving thing, except it takes pictures. It seems to respect my robots.txt, I don't know for sure because I didn't go into deep details on analysing its behevaours, but if you want more information, the bot's owner's website is here (note, I'm not affiliated with them by any means, do not ask me to relay message please).

Warning: include('signature') [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in eval'd code on line 38
Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'signature' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php') in eval'd code on line 38

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Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,165
Hi, could you tell me which lines to add to make it open less connections and less frequent visits? Thanks.

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Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 788
Just something I would like to point out, anyone see the similarity?


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