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msnbot bombarding my site RRS feed

  • Question

  • Over the past several weeks on of my sites has been periodically bombarded by msnbot.  For example on 2/17 it had 15,488 msnbot hits over a few hour period.  The hits come within hundredths of seconds of each other and consume most or all of the bandwidth making the site either very slow or unusable.

     

    I added a robots.txt file last week, but I had the problem several days later .  The robots.txt file contents are as follows:

     

    User-agent: msnbot
    Crawl-delay: 120

     

    Any other suggestions?

     

    Thanks for your help.

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 3:42 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Our apologies for the issues you have experienced with the bot. If you are still experiencing this behavior, please let me know and I will research the issue.

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    Brett

     

     

    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 4:38 PM