I was having a browse through my referrer logs, and to my surpise I noticed that a single IP address was responsible for consuming 1.16GB of data during the month of January!
Here is the stat listing from AWStats…
|18.104.22.168||2843||2843||1.16 GB||31 Jan 2006 – 23:32|
Doing a reverse lookup on this IP using tracert, we can see that this is the Bloglines Crawler…
19 98 ms 99 ms 104 ms crawler.bloglines.com [22.214.171.124]
I can’t for the life of my fathom why bloglines would need to consume 1.16GB of bandwidth during a single month! Looking at this a little bit further, i’m going to out the worst of those bandwidth consumers.
I have a very small readership, hardly worth agressive crawling, so I can’t imagine what kind of attention popular bloggers are getting from these guys!
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