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Hadrinka Tumaj Al-Kahal WebWasher 3.4
Pfui




msg:407497
 11:26 pm on Jul 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

UA: Hadrinka Tumaj Al-Kahal WebWasher 3.4
HOST: c-69-138-198-xyz.hsd1.md.comcast.net
(xyz = obfuscated)

LOG:

c-69-138-198-xyz.hsd1.md.comcast.net - - [01/Jul/2006:18:34:49 -0700]
"GET /dir1/file1.html HTTP/1.0" 403 803 "http://www.example.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=1234&forum=567"
"Hadrinka Tumaj Al-Kahal WebWasher 3.4"

c-69-138-198-xyz.hsd1.md.comcast.net - - [01/Jul/2006:18:34:49 -0700]
"GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.0" 403 803 "http://www.example.com/dir1/file1.html"
"Hadrinka Tumaj Al-Kahal WebWasher 3.4"

c-69-138-198-xyz.hsd1.md.comcast.net - - [01/Jul/2006:18:35:30 -0700]
"GET /dir1/file1.html HTTP/1.0" 403 803 "-"
"Hadrinka Tumaj Al-Kahal WebWasher 3.4"

NOTES:

No robots.txt, per usual with WebWasher, a bad egg for ages and ages.

This is the first time I've seen Middle Eastern descriptors in its name, tho'. Could be 'personalized' or someone goofed up or is saying -- something?

(Yet another .comcast.net troublemaker.)

 

incrediBILL




msg:407498
 5:21 am on Jul 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've seen a few WebWashers, both UAs and Proxy Servers...

217.20.113.110 "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 95) WebWasher 3.3"

194.115.171.70 Proxy Server -> (1.0 DESYP019, 1.1 webwasher (Webwasher 5.2.0.1858))

206.169.110.66 "virus_detector virus_harvester@securecomputing.com" via Proxy Server *1.1 webwasher (Webwasher 5.3.0.2198))

89.51.12.27 gdddzdserwrtsetsetge WebWasher 3.3

71.192.26.130 Opera/8.52 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) WebWasher 3.4

The UA doesn't appear to be a bot, it's a security filtering technology:
[cyberguard.com...]

Did a real good job too as it filtered itself right off my website.

innocbystr




msg:407499
 1:44 am on Jul 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Pfui, Al-Kahal is Arabic for alcohol (imagine that).
My daughter, who learned a little Arabic while in the Army, didn't have a clue on the rest of it though.

digitalghost




msg:407500
 2:27 am on Jul 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

>>Hadrinka Tumaj Al-Kahal

Had Drinka Too Much Alcohol. I'd ban that eh? And the Arabic for alcohol is 'al-koh'l'. From the powdered metal, kohl, or black antimony.

[edited by: digitalghost at 2:38 am (utc) on July 7, 2006]

jdMorgan




msg:407501
 2:34 am on Jul 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

While most of us generally agree that every webmaster should do as he/she sees fit with their sites, I for one try not to block web filters -- I don't want them to ban *me* and lose the opportunity to market to surfers behind corporate proxies/caches/filters at work. Just something to consider... YMMV

Great translation, D.G.!

Jim

innocbystr




msg:407502
 3:16 am on Jul 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks digitalghost, I figured out what it was right after I posted and felt like an idiot.

Pfui




msg:407503
 3:17 am on Jul 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the translations, all! When I checked out the words pre-posting, I missed the fun route and went literal -- Tumaj [traveljournals.net] is in Iran, and a kahal [en.wikipedia.org] is a Jewish community. With those two words in such close proximity, I figured the UA wasn't saying something better-suited for, oh, Aljazeera...

"Had Drinka Too Much Alcohol" -- Very clever. Thanks again!

Best,
Paige Turner [ethanwiner.com]

: )

digitalghost




msg:407504
 3:26 am on Jul 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Don't feel like an idiot. One of the biggest check kiters of all time signed checks, 'I.M. Slicke' and 'U.R. Stucke'. It's only after you say it aloud that the message become apparent.

Anyone for the law firm of Dewey, Cheatham & Howe? (courtesy of Johnny Carson)

incrediBILL




msg:407505
 6:18 am on Jul 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

I for one try not to block web filters -- I don't want them to ban *me* and lose the opportunity to market to surfers behind corporate proxies/caches/filters at work.

There's a big difference between a web filter and a proxy server that replaces the UA.

If they can't pass the UA properly so that I can give the visitor a page that will render properly, I'd rather block them than leave a bad taste in their mouth with a page that doesn't know how to adapt to the quirks of a particular browser.

FWIW, I don't see more than a handful of requests from such web filtering proxies, and if enough users of these proxies complain they will FIX them and we'll never know the UA of the proxy or it will be in the PROXY VIA field instead of the USER AGENT field like it's supposed to be.

I don't bend over backwards for buggy software, not my problem.

Besides, they probably filter out my cookies and don't credit me for sales either, blah.

Just my $0.02

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