On Dec 17, 2005, at 7:30 AM, Chris Walker wrote: > Bullseye - give the man a pint!!!! I did search for phpbb on Google, > but when I retried after blocking the IPs with Snitch I did different Yea, there's apparently some sort of bot out there, doing thousands of searches for phpbb on Google, hence the block. > However I would still love to know where these requests in my first > post Well, you listed: 188.8.131.52: I did a "whois 184.108.40.206" in Terminal, which showed that IP to be owned by Yahoo Europe. I see you're in the UK, so I don't think that's anything malicious. 220.127.116.11: Again, "whois 18.104.22.168" shows that IP to be owned by IANA, the group that's responsible for all the "numbers" associated with the internet (IP blocks, DNS, etc.). That specific IP claims to be "reserved for special purposes," and to see RFC 3171 for additional information. Looking that RFC up on the net (http:// www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3171.html) shows that IP number is in a section reserved for IPv4 Multicast, and more specifically, it's in use as a "local network control block." Now most of that latter one is gibberish to me, too ... but in short, I don't think either of those IPs are malcontents :). regards; -rob.