Bot Blocking
June 28, 2004 1:25 PM   Subscribe

The rather rude Popdex bot has been bugging my referrer log every 5-10 minutes. I wish to block it via a "deny from" in my .htaccess, but the source address,, fails to resolve to an IP. How do I block this rather obnoxious crawler?
posted by brownpau to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
Their DNS is broken. The IP is
sean@tau:~$ host A
sean@tau:~$ host

posted by duckstab at 1:44 PM on June 28, 2004

Response by poster: Ah, I suspected that prefix might have been it. Thanks, duckstab. I'm now blocking the bot. And not a moment too soon; it just hit me 32 times in 3 minutes.
posted by brownpau at 1:52 PM on June 28, 2004

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