I noticed on my site logs that there were a number of people using a browser called Ripper 0. Now while I’m obviously not averse to people looking at my site I do have this niggle at the back of my mind about people copying my whole site offline which is certainly what the name implies. I followed the route of these accesses as far as I could and one was from US Navy intelligence, one a Chinese Governmental department and the other from someone in Nova Scotia. Why any of these would be interested in me I’ve no idea and I assume its probably some kind of bot thats either caching websites or fishing for useful information.

Either way I don’t really like the idea of it. So after hunting round it appears you can add a bit of code to your .htaccess file that can block out the agent. I’m not sure if it works yet but I’ll update this in a few days or weeks and let you know how I got on.