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Sim Spider doesn't work
Getting abuse message
risto




msg:509392
 9:06 am on Nov 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

When I'm trying to log in to Search Engine World's Spider Simulator I am redirected to WW login page and get a weird message:

status: We require login from users from your ISP because of abuse. Please login and then back up to view.

Have anybody else had such a message before?

Note: I haven't abused that tool ever.

 

sun818




msg:509393
 9:24 am on Nov 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Go here first then click on the sim spider link.
[searchengineworld.com...]

It looks like the only allowed referral URLs are from the domain that sim spider sits on. This is a good way to stop hotlinkers.

HitProf




msg:509394
 9:24 am on Nov 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

I got that too but it seems to be working again.

risto




msg:509395
 9:38 am on Nov 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

sun818,

I tried that too. Not working.

Am I turning blackhatted abuser, hih?

Yidaki




msg:509396
 12:00 pm on Nov 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

My guess: you're surfing with a Norton security package or anything similar that eleminates/hides referers.

[webmasterworld.com...]

risto




msg:509397
 1:13 pm on Nov 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

I disabled Norton with no success. However, there are other simulators like delorie.com. Only that I liked Sim_Spider ;-)

Could it be my WLAN connection?

Brett_Tabke




msg:509398
 12:58 pm on Nov 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Clear your cache, then go to the homepage at searchengineworld and it will be ok. You have to have a refferal string from there. It was getting seriously abused by bots and such.

risto




msg:509399
 9:31 am on Dec 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

Your help was all correct, Norton privacy control must be turned off to show referer. Then to the searchengineworld root and SE tools.

Thanks to you all :-)

nakulgoyal




msg:509400
 6:43 pm on Dec 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

I see quite a lot of websites using this kind of hotlinking prevention these days. Sometimes, webmasters don't wnat you to pull images from their server directly and it works well.

Brett_Tabke




msg:509401
 1:29 pm on Dec 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hot linking to the util I could live with, but the bots running it, and then presenting the results as their own just wasn't going to fly.

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