During the beta period I logged a fault that existed only when people using the Windows RSS platform on Internet Explorer 7 upgraded to the Internet Explorer 8 beta code. Basically Internet Explorer 8 goes crazy and instead of checking RSS feeds once every hour (or the time you set), does it hundreds of times per minute.
During tests I found some browsers checking some Geekzone RSS feeds about 20,000 thousand times in a period of a few hours.
I wasn't happy, and logged a fault. Microsoft's response was "Closed - can't reproduce".
Guess what? Now Internet Explorer 8 is out and I've just noticed this happening again:
I've just blocked this IP address but there are others. So my only option at the moment is to simply filter all requests from this user-agent.
If you are a webmaster, check your logs and see if you can catch this on your server too. Please let me know.
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