A bot at 89.248.172.6 keeps crawling my Movable Type tags, and I don’t like it. My robots.txt file disallows automated access to mt-search.cgi.

Whois 89.248.172.6?

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inetnum:        89.248.172.0 - 89.248.172.57
netname:        NL-ECATEL
descr:          AS29073, Ecatel LTD
country:        NL
admin-c:        EL25-RIPE
tech-c:         EL25-RIPE
status:         ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by:         ECATEL-MNT
mnt-lower:      ECATEL-MNT
mnt-routes:     ECATEL-MNT
source:         RIPE # Filtered

role:           Ecatel LTD
address:        P.O.Box  19533
address:        2521 CA The Hague
address:        Netherlands
abuse-mailbox:  abuse@ecatel.net
remarks:        ----------------------------------------------------
remarks:        ECATEL LTD
remarks:        Dedicated and Co-location hosting services
remarks:        ----------------------------------------------------
remarks:        for abuse complaints : abuse@ecatel.net
remarks:        for any other questions : info@ecatel.net
remarks:        ----------------------------------------------------
admin-c:        EL25-RIPE
tech-c:         EL25-RIPE
nic-hdl:        EL25-RIPE
mnt-by:         ECATEL-MNT
source:         RIPE # Filtered

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route:          89.248.172.0/23
descr:          AS29073, Route object
origin:         AS29073
mnt-by:         ECATEL-MNT
source:         RIPE # Filtered

What am I going to do about it? I put them in my NGINX slow queue department. Its not an outright block, but so slow its almost like a molasses pit compared to a tarpit.