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  • Resolved Vlad. S.



    bingbot [] was blocked by the real-time IP blacklist

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    Type: Blocked
    Activity Detail: Washington, United States was blocked by real-time IP blacklist at https://***********/
    02.11.2020 14:12:52 (4 minutes ago)
    IP: Hostname:
    Human/Bot: Bot
    Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +

    Why? seems to be an official msn’s bot.

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  • Plugin Support wfpeter


    Hi @vsamoletov, thanks for asking for clarity on this traffic block.

    I have verified the IP on Bing’s website, and it is indeed a legitimate Bingbot IP. The reason we had flagged it was that it was performing GET requests on sites with maliciously crafted links, most likely picked up from somewhere else.

    We have since run checks on its behaviour and plan to remove this from our real-time blacklist going forward, so you shouldn’t see further cases.



    Thread Starter Vlad. S.


    Thank you, @wfpeter!

    How long it usually takes to update the rules?
    (the most recent block I see was at 03.11.2020 16:45:17 (3 minutes ago))

    Plugin Support wfpeter


    Hi @vsamoletov,

    It was actioned late yesterday but the blacklist update took place around 2 hours ago.

    Thanks again,


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