Can Bot IPs be kept up to date please?

  • I keep getting search engine bots showing up as regular guests and not as bots. Can you update and keep updating what IPs the main search engines use please?


    As an example, the following two are from Microsoft:


    199.30.24.237

    40.77.178.40


    thanks

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  • One of the IPs I posted clearly stated that it was MSN bot when I did a check on its IP (using your plugin:)) why didn't WoltLab's software correctly label it as a bot?

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  • One of the IPs I posted clearly stated that it was MSN bot when I did a check on its IP (using your plugin:)) why didn't WoltLab's software correctly label it as a bot?

    Unfortunately, not all bots show a user-agent to identify it easy. And like you say, even some major bots like MSN will come and not show a user-agent for it either. What you should be suggesting is an option to manually add bots based on IP (maybe). With my own forum running on phpBB, you add bots yourself (they are not auto detected), but the plus factor is that I can add either User agent or IP for any bots added to list.


    You may also find that adding a bot with IP is not really worth doing, not if the bot tends to come using more than just one IP.

  • Marcel Werk

    Added the Label Won’t be implemented