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using wildcard IP-range or not

 11:16 pm on May 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

When targeting a new SE (foreign) for cloaking your pages, changes are big that you don't have all their IP-numbers at once. So, I asked why I shouldn't use a complete IP-range like: 194.134.109.*

I believe that SE own a complete block of IP-numbers. If that's not the case, some other people are able to see my pages also. But are their other reasons why this might be dangerous?



 4:56 pm on May 14, 2000 (gmt 0)

Problem is that some of the IPs within a range may be assigned to human operators at the search engines. You sure wouldn't want to cloak for those!


 6:36 pm on May 14, 2000 (gmt 0)

hmmmm interresting,

I thought I should also cloak for edditors, because they will otherwise see the differnce between the page spidered and the page THEY see. I asume that human edditors aren't that alert then. (for excample if they check if dicription tag and title tag are matching).

But Tx R

Btw: Does Lycos.nl use a different database you think?
Otherwise can you add it to




 3:46 am on May 18, 2000 (gmt 0)

As far as we know they don't, but will check it out.

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