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[EP-tech] Seeing unusually high downloads in IRStats

Hi Betsy,

 i write an IP plugin for IRstats2 a few months ago ( to exclude admin local IP) where you set IP or range IP or CIDR to a config file.
To use this add the new filter in cfg/cfg.d/z_irstats2.pl like this:
 $c->{irstats2}->{datasets} = {access => { filters => [ 'Robots', 'Repeat','*IP*' ] } },
Note the last filter *IP*
You can download at github and try at https://github.com/eniocarboni/irstats2-filter-by-ip
There is also a test script irstats2-filter-by-ip.pl in archive/<ID>/bin to test the config file before process all stats.
You could use it this way:
 ./irstats2-filter-by-ip.pl <ID>
 ./irstats2-filter-by-ip.pl <ID>
Of course do not forget to add the IP range to be discarded in cfg / cfg.d / z_irstats2_filter_ipcidr_blocks.pl

Let me know if it was useful
 Enio Carboni
In data luned? 25 luglio 2016 23:45:16 CEST, Coles, Elizabeth A. (Betsy) ha scritto:

Forwarding from JISC-REPOSITORIES list ? we?ve been seeing this in California too, and our IRStats2 counts are through the roof for the last couple of weeks.
Can anyone tell me how to filter out these robots in IRStats2?  And how to clean the access file so that our irstats2 reports are not distorted by this deluge?  I assume I?d want to delete all entries with a requester_id in the table below and rerun IRstats2 setup from scratch.
Betsy Coles
Caltech ? Digital Library Development
bcoles at caltech.edu[1]
*From:* Repositories discussion list [mailto:JISC-REPOSITORIES at JISCMAIL.AC.UK[2]] *On Behalf Of *Hilary Jones

*Sent:* Friday, July 15, 2016 3:43 AM

*Subject:* Seeing unusually high downloads in IRStats - IRUS-UK's explanation and why this isn't affecting IRUS-UK stats
Hi everyone,
There was a discussion, via UKCORR mailing list, on why there are exceptionally high downloads being seen this week in IRStats and what might be causing it.
After some investigation we have found that the unusually high downloads are down to four IP ranges:
IP range
No. IP addresses
Microsoft Bingbot
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Bingbot
Microsoft Bingbot

These IPs have been systematically trawling and downloading files from many UK repositories. Looking at their User Agent strings they do not declare themselves as bots but masquerade as normal users.
Happily, the IRUS-UK ingest has been filtering out these robotic downloads, so you won?t see a massive spike in your IRUS-UK stats.
We hope this is of help.
Best wishes

*Hilary Jones*
Services and Projects Support
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