A customer whose site I maintain rang this morning saying his website traffic had suddenly increased to getting about 20 times as many hits as usual in the last few days, and asked if this was something to worry about.
I'm not very knowledgeable about this side of things but found his access files where the ip address '22.214.171.124' came up a lot. This wasn't present in week old access files. I googled the address and it came up in a page about bots versus browsers.
Can anyone shed any light on all this, please? The full line in the access log reads:
126.96.36.199 - - [27/Jul/2009:00:01:26 +0200] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 12469 www.sitename.co.uk "-" "MSNPTC/1.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.2; MyIE2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)" "-"