Originally posted by spidster
the ones that say do not scan and israili do not scan made me laugh, scan them all you want there owned by a web hosting company called ripe, ooh
OMG. Ok appearantly nobody really does any research, just yells "It's this"..or it's that. In the real world, there is a huge shortage of IP
addresses. Because of this shortage, unused ip blocks are being reassigned all of the time.
RIPE, is not a web hosting company. www.ripe.net...
They are the people that assign IP addresses to the UK,
ARIN (American registry for internet numbers) www.arin.net...
These guys provide IP addresses to North America. If
you go to their site you can find the registered ip owners contact information. it is usually pretty valid.
LACNIC Latin America and Caribbean www.lacnic.net...
This is where a crapton of the spammers are coming from.
PSI or Performance Systems International.
Nobody really knows why these guys are scanning and scraping a ton of websites. If you have a website, you will often see these guys in your stats or
logs. We block them by default, as they contribute nothing but take alot.
If you don't use this program and you share peer to peer, or use torrents, you really should. It is an excellent program that works extremely
If you are thinking you will just block anyone with an ip that routes to a .mil or .gov, you are wasting your time. It is so simple to jump on someone
elses wireless and hack to your hearts content it becomes pointless to block IPs.
You can setup a process to block a bot or script based on its actions. ie: if a program accesses or scans a series of ports sequentially, or keeps
connecting to "high" ports without a tcp connection to a "low" port, but I digress.
The Internet is changing fast, the ip ranges you used to be able to block have been reassigned to new potential customers and new potential friends.
So random blocking based on old IP info really doesn't work.
By the way, you ARE being watched. We all are, but the watchers would use a non descriptive method of watching you that wouldn't let you know which
IP they are coming from.
Thanks for reading