[tor-dev] yes hello, internet supervillain here

Paul Syverson paul.syverson at nrl.navy.mil
Sun Nov 9 20:37:09 UTC 2014

On Sun, Nov 09, 2014 at 07:25:39PM +0000, Fears No One wrote:
> I have some news to report, along with more data.
> The August DoS attempt appears to have been a crawler bot after all. An
> old friend came forward after reading tor-dev and we laughed about his
> dumb crawler bot vs my dumb "must-serve-200-codes-at-everything" nginx
> config. His user agent string only accounts for the spike in August, and
> I see no evidence of a mass crawl from it in my log reports. The
> 2014-09_24.old file's spike in traffic doesn't match up with his crawl
> times in any way, but he theorizes that somebody else maybe used the
> same crawler package. 

I don't know the exact timing, but 9/24 would line up with HS crawl activity
that was being conducted in association with the kickoff of Sponsor R work


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