| 5:15 am on Oct 27, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Here is the NS lookup
We were just discussing the graphics on their web site [antarcti.ca].
Bjaaland/0.5 ODP-stats (firstname.lastname@example.org) libwww-perl/5.44
It is a LWP perl bot. But does anyone know if this is the (or one of the) DMOZ link verification spiders?
| 5:48 am on Oct 27, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Absolutely right, littleman. [info.webcrawler.com]
| 6:34 am on Oct 27, 2000 (gmt 0)|
I thought it was, but what made me do a double take was the place it is coming out of.
| 11:30 am on Oct 27, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Has anyone else been visited by Robozilla/1.0
It may be another DMOZ link verification spider. Only my indexed page was visited and nothing else.
also visited with the same referring URL and User-agent.
| 12:14 pm on Mar 31, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I just got hit with over 350 attempts at bogus pages and directories within minutes by this guy ( 184.108.40.206 ). What a pain! I got 350+ emails with telling me someone got 404 errors on my site. What a mess!
| 2:47 am on May 11, 2001 (gmt 0)|
At first I thought it was checking for links, for it took every document with a GET request, and then every image on the site with a HEAD request.
But then I went to antarcti.ca, and went to the demo here:
Basically it is a visual ODP. Quite impressive I think. But you'll need to be using something faster than 56K unless you're really patient.
You can do it 2D or 3D. Really cool.
| 7:35 pm on May 11, 2001 (gmt 0)|
These guys hit my site pretty hard, and due to my configuration problem (with my log program), I didn't see their robots.txt request until *after* I emailed them compaining loudly about their bad manners... how dare they not request robots.txt, and therefore send their spider barreling through directories it had no business in, etc., etc.
So I got an email back from a tech support guy, who (after I realized my error and apologized) took the time to test and re-test my robots.txt with me, until it was working properly. Their customer response and service for their internet spidering is absolutely impeccable.
Although I think the actual major thrust of the corporation is to develop search/indexing solutions for large corporate intranets...
| 1:22 pm on May 14, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Robozilla is the test spider for DMOZ. It goes round seeing if the site is a 404 or not.
| 5:39 pm on May 14, 2001 (gmt 0)|
The Bjaaland one is just a link verification spider for antarcti. Why they don't just download the rdf dump again is a mystery...
| 6:05 pm on May 14, 2001 (gmt 0)|
no, I don't think Bjaaland is *only* link verification. It spidered my *entire* site on it's first run through.