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Joe Mahaffey Photography
50 posts
Wed Feb 28, 18
12:24 PM
Does anyone else check unknown ip visits to your website?

Has anyone noticed visits from places like this:
ec2-34-217-34-170.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com

I am getting many of these visits every day from the exact same place with every IP address being different, making banning them impossible. From the page visits report, they have visited every page and gallery of mine, even though there is no registered account. I'm not worried so much about photo theft yet, but it makes me wonder.
 
 
 
 
 
Joe Mahaffey Professional Photographer Owner, Joe Mahaffey Photography
M Davis
246 posts
Wed Feb 28, 18
12:43 PM
Yeah, I have that same one show up too, a while back
It is Amazon search engine bot and nothing to worry about. I haven't seen any issues with them.
I now have my images hosted on Amazon S3 through Sytist and never see it anymore.


 
 
 
 
 
M. Davis
Joe Mahaffey Photography
50 posts
Wed Feb 28, 18
12:45 PM
The weird part is they show direct hits to a gallery. I am not sure how that is happening when I have the entire site set up requiring an account to view anything.
 
 
 
 
 
Joe Mahaffey Professional Photographer Owner, Joe Mahaffey Photography
M Davis
246 posts
Wed Feb 28, 18
1:38 PM
It must have to do with the coding for using Amazon S3 buckets within the software. I am not sure, but wouldn't that be the only way Amazon could access it. Almost like scanning for photos that would be on S3. Just my thoughts anyway.
 
 
 
 
 
M. Davis
Joe Mahaffey Photography
50 posts
Wed Feb 28, 18
3:49 PM
Tim needs to fix that then. I do nothing with Amazon S3 or Amazon itself. It's a good thing I use metadata and have software to track my images. If I catch Amazon stealing images, they will pay dearly!
 
 
 
 
 
Joe Mahaffey Professional Photographer Owner, Joe Mahaffey Photography
Tim - PicturesPro.com
9753 posts
admin
Thu Mar 01, 18
6:56 AM
It has nothing to do with Amazon S3.

It is probably someone with a bot set up on Amazon EC2 hosting that is crawling sites like Google and Bing does. Most likely harmless and nothing to worry about.

For it showing hits to galleries, it will show a page view for the gallery even if someone (or the bot) viewed the gallery page. Doesn't mean they viewed the images, probably just the login page.
 
 
 
 
 
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Joe Mahaffey Photography
50 posts
Thu Mar 01, 18
12:51 PM
Thanks Tim. I appreciate knowing that.
 
 
 
 
 
Joe Mahaffey Professional Photographer Owner, Joe Mahaffey Photography
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