Cheeky and stupid bot …

The bot with user agent Linguee Bot (; just downloaded approximately 2 GiB of stuff from a ViewVC-listing on one of my servers. Just because it’s stupid, but also because it’s so cheeky to ignore robots.txt. So be it. I can indeed match the user agent string … from now on it receives HTTP status code 403.

// Oliver

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One Response to Cheeky and stupid bot …

  1. anonymous says:

    I was trying to hg clone or, but keep getting “abort: HTTP Error 400: Bad Request”. Have no problem accessing them with the web interface, but there is no way to download files there.

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