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Turned on stats. Then turned them off.


I turned on stats on my site yesterday. I don't care about them particularly much, so I never bothered with them. As mentioned many, many times before, this site is for me, blah, blah, blah.

Well, it was an eye-opener.

Every ten minutes, the IP address hits my RSS feed.

Every. Ten. Minutes. is squaretrade, but the block maps to:

OrgName:    Savvis 
OrgID:      SAVVI-2
Address:    3300 Regency Parkway
City:       Cary
StateProv:  NC
PostalCode: 27511
Country:    US

ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.exodus.net:4321/

NetRange: - 
NetName:    SAVVIS
NetHandle:  NET-64-56-192-0-1
Parent:     NET-64-0-0-0-0
NetType:    Direct Allocation
NameServer: DNS01.SAVVIS.NET
NameServer: DNS02.SAVVIS.NET
NameServer: DNS03.SAVVIS.NET
NameServer: DNS04.SAVVIS.NET
Updated:    2004-10-07

Eh. I have no idea who that IP address is from, but I assure you, I don't write enough on this site to ping the site every 10 minutes.

If that is your IP address and you're here to figure out why the feed stopped, I blocked your IP address. Pull it back to once an hour, and not between 3:10 and 7:00am (because clearly I don't post at that time of the day), and I'll unblock your IP.

I turned the stats back off. I still care little about them.