Slated.org has a post about finding a cross-site scripting attack from M$’s network. I checked my log, too.
grep ^207.46 access.log > M$.log
grep bingbot M$.log|wc
5467 82005 975524
8137 154312 1733632 M$.log
So, a lot are bingbot but a lot are not… Someone is still using IE6 there:
grep MSIE\ 6 M$.log|wc
1134 33067 340898
grep MSIE\ 6 M$.log|sed -e s/\ .*$//|sort|uniq|wc
105 105 1481
The most popular story on my blog that M$ read?
grep GET\ /2011/03/15/why-ie6-thrives-in-china M$.log|wc
12 238 2493
Why IE6 Thrives in China
“Back in 2007, IE6 had a large share everywhere. M$ and its friends decided to lean on the government of China to combat illegal copying of M$â€™s software. They sparked a prosecution that put away an organized criminal outfit for years. The result is that there exist, out there, many millions of CDs of XP with IE6 and no one is updating the versionâ€¦ Talk about unintended consequences. M$ was trying to get everyone to go legal and buy the latest koolaid. Instead they have frozen XP and IE6 in time, creating a generation of users of PCs that are unfamiliar with M$â€™s current products.”
Chuckle. I could just block their subnet but this is just too much fun. I guess I will have to start reading Slated to see what ticked off M$ so much. Perhaps I am not trying hard enough…