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Who is this one ?

 6:35 am on May 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Cafi/1.02 (OSIX; 128-bit)



 12:53 pm on May 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi Steph, what is the ip?


 1:39 pm on May 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

i don't know, i just see it in my stats but i have nothing else


 1:58 pm on May 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

i don't even know if it's a spider or just a browser


 4:04 pm on May 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

That's too bad. I couldn't dig up an IP for it either. There is very little to work with on this one. If you ever get access to your logs please let us know the IP.


 4:32 pm on May 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

It seems to be active in a few places though - showing up in agent logs.

jeremy goodrich

 5:50 pm on May 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

That is the IP I found while surfing through some log file in german, I think. I don't speak anything other than Spanish and English, so I could be mistaken.

I tried checking this C class, it's european assigned, I didn't get anything more than that. Can anybody else take this one step further?


 11:17 pm on May 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Good deduction there [world.altavista.com].

Check out

Interestingly, there is a lot of what looks to be browser (or a bot in disguise)activity from that IP.


 11:36 pm on May 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

That looks like the website of a company providing internet access & design of the internet presents of other companies.

just ot let you know.


 11:48 pm on May 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

From here []

"Twirlix provides integrated search & directory services, using innovative rating and categorization technologies with a highly visual user interface.
An essential part of the product is the Twirlix Web Directory. Compared to traditional Web directories such as Yahoo or Looksmart, the Twirlix Web Directory offers superior quality, significantly more comprehensive information, and a unique ease-of-use in finding relevant information on the Internet.

Generally speaking, Twirlix throws technology at problems (instead of human labor) whereever possible: Whereas traditional Web directories are almost completely built manually, Twirlix focuses on using as much technology as possible to make the process of creating and maintaining the directory more efficient and increase the scope and quality of the content at the same time. Twirlix was able to create a directory of more than 1 million links with a fraction of the manpower required by its competitors. With growing amounts of information on the Internet, Twirlix will be able to keep and extend its edge over the competition in the future."

It looks like they are into a few different things, but there is a good chance that the above is related to the bot.


 8:08 am on May 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

thanks everybody


 6:45 pm on May 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

We've had a few discussions about Twirlix

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