My website is being scraped by archive.today. This site is similar to the reputable archive.org, but archive.today does not obey robots.txt, spoofs a generic user-agent and tried to hide its IPs. The site then proceeds to regurgitate your content and index it is search engines.


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You can block the crawler by blocking the following IP ranges: & &

Once you block these, trying to index a page with archive.today should result in an endless loop on their site.

You can do it in iptables like:

sudo iptables -A INPUT -s -j DROP
sudo iptables -A INPUT -s -j DROP
sudo iptables -A INPUT -s -j DROP

And I imagine Apache and ngix have a way to do something similar.

archive.today defeated:

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If you do not see this, they have probably got some new IPs.

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