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


  • 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.








    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 4:38 PM