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    I cannot find a decent answer online.

    I been getting some strange visitors to my site and have seen something I never seen before:

    What are the “abuse” names when performing IP checks?

    Here is what I saw:


    Point of Contact

    Tech RNO29-ARIN (RNO29-ARIN)
    Abuse ABUSE3850-ARIN (ABUSE3850-ARIN)
    Admin RNO29-ARIN (RNO29-ARIN)

    I just had a visitor trying to access authorizations that don’t exist.
    For example:


    Last night I went to check other IP addresses and I seen abuse something all over the IP descriptions.

    Is this something I need to concern myself with, or is this some default?

    This is the IP address:

    Let me know if I’m not supposed to post IP addresses and I will remove it immediately.


    I checked it through various sources and all come up with:
    OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE3850-ARIN
    OrgAbuseName: Abuse Contact
    OrgAbusePhone: +31205354444
    OrgAbuseEmail: [email protected]

    I just never heard of abuse before and don’t know about network administration; I went to school for Web development.

    They don’t show up on any blacklists. I normally will find ones that immediately show up that have many complaints, one is a Softlayer site and that I blocked their IP address.

    I don’t have a robots.txt created yet; but I think I’ll play a game with them by setting up a dummy “secured accounts” and then put in the comments :

    I don’t know what these things are for…I sure hope humans can’t read them.

    Then set up a page that I created in my PHP class that has access denied and sets of a few alarms and bells. Just to see who tries to visit the page.


    It’s probably a futile exercise, there’s more spam bots around than you’d like to know and most are just poking around to see what sticks.

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