You look at the spike on your traffic and you wonder which article was submitted to Digg or Reddit. After checking your blog log, you find out that the traffic to your articles is just normal. What a disappointment. And yet, you see these big spikes in traffic that have turned some seamingly normal people into tin hat paranoids.
Checking out further, you find out that the extra traffic is coming from kintiskton llc a mysterious and lawless spider.
If you pay for bandwidth, you may want to block the offending addresses:
Open your htaccess file and add the following lines:
Deny from 18.104.22.168
Deny from 22.214.171.124
Deny from 126.96.36.199
Deny from 188.8.131.52
Deny from 184.108.40.206
Deny from 220.127.116.11
Deny from 18.104.22.168
Deny from 22.214.171.124
That will get rid of the lawless traffic. Please post new IP addresses as they start using them.
So far, I’ve only read rummors about who kintiskton llc is, some say it’s a company looking for copyrighted material. My guess is that they are just another spam harvester looking to spam blogs.
Whoever they are, they are flooding my site, and I will do everything I can to stop them.
I wrote to Verizon complaining about their customer. Haven’t heard from them yet. Oh surprise.
Franklin @ August 9, 2009