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I was looking through my server logs today, and I noticed this: (it's all one row) - - [16/Oct/2013:20:59:25 +0000] "GET HTTP/1.1" 301 4605 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E)"

"GET Am I doing something wrong? Am I hosting someone else's website without knowing it? Is a guy named baidu trying to drive me crazy?

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It seems you are not doing anything wrong. I can asure you, that is not the baidu spider. The baidu spider would have a footprint like:

"GET /someurl HTTP/1.1" 200 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Baiduspider/2.0; +"

The log indicates a HTTP spammer. A lookup on the given IP:

Indicates a spammer. You can block the IP address or just ignore it, depending on the traffic he generates.

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