Baidu Activity

A record of strange requests by the Baidu search engine

On April 26th 2013, I have decided to block the IP ranges 180.76.5.* and 180.76.6.* from the website because they have been filling my error logs with very odd requests. For instance, these are the pages which IP addresses of those ranges have requested in one hour's time:

Request Time IP address
/surya-rugs-spectrum-5x8-rug/spe530158-1144/iteminformation.aspx 2013-04-26 05:01:05180.76.6.35
/artisan-home-sofa-table/ifd398sofa-1099/iteminformation.aspx 2013-04-26 05:07:02180.76.5.67
/surya-rugs-wall-art-24x24/be269ast101-1144/iteminformation.aspx 2013-04-26 05:13:00180.76.5.140
/surya-rugs-wall-art-24x48/be254ast103-1144/iteminformation.aspx 2013-04-26 05:18:58180.76.5.8
/surya-rugs-wall-art-24x48/ls922est103-1144/iteminformation.aspx 2013-04-26 05:24:57180.76.5.184
/surya-rugs-wall-art-24x36/hpo50332436-1144/iteminformation.aspx 2013-04-26 05:30:55180.76.5.143
/ambience-by-minka-table-lamp/108050-512/iteminformation.aspx 2013-04-26 05:36:53180.76.5.18
/ambience-by-minka-table-lamp/108560-512/iteminformation.aspx 2013-04-26 05:42:51180.76.5.100
/surya-rugs-wall-art-30x34/pj910est119-1144/iteminformation.aspx 2013-04-26 05:48:50180.76.5.175
/ambience-by-minka-mirror/563020-512/iteminformation.aspx 2013-04-26 05:54:49180.76.5.157
A quick lookup of those IP addresses reveals that they belong to the search engine Baidu. There are quite a few places on the internet where people are complaining about Baidu and its behavior, and myself, having received as much as 252 different requests in 26 hours from 121 different(!) IP addresses from the ranges 180.76.5.* and 180.76.6.*, I've decided that enough was enough and banned the ranges.

Full Table

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