[svlug] tracking a errant web client
kwanrj03 at comcast.net
Sat Sep 18 05:43:59 PDT 2004
Walt Reed wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 07:04:59AM -0700, Rick Kwan said:
>>Summary: I'm trying to track down someone's errant web client; it
>>may be someone I know whose machine is behaving strangely.
>>Any suggestions for figuring out what company or ISP this address
>>belongs to? If I can get that far, I might be able to narrow it
>>down to the person's machine by discretely asking around.
> dig -x whatever.ip.address can get reverse DNS if available. Then whois
> from there.
That worked perfectly. It was indeed a crawler from our
local search engine company over in Mountain View. I'm just
amazed it was looking for so many non-existant (but potentially
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