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The Ask Jeeves/Teoma Spider is out of control!
MrSpeed




msg:30952
 7:30 pm on Feb 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Anyone else seeing this relentless spider?
I'm over 200,000 requests so far this month.
I was never one to consider blocking a spider before but it's about time to tame this beast.

 

andrew_m




msg:30953
 8:31 pm on Feb 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes, same thing here. Being pounding for about two months now. Still does not return any useful results for spidered pages.

But I'm not disabling it. It's a pity there is no way in robots.txt to limit query frequency without total blocking.

howiejs




msg:30954
 11:07 pm on Feb 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Same story - Teoma hits new sites (right behind G-bot) - but NO traffic . ..

filo




msg:30955
 5:23 pm on Feb 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

I had GIGS of transfer from the AskJeeves/Teoma bot in the past month or two and I have yet to be included in the index! Ridiculous.

pcgamez




msg:30956
 12:58 am on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

same problem here. 12,000 requests in a 3-4 hour period. My mod_throttle actually kicked in.

Bobby_Davro




msg:30957
 3:47 am on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

133K hits in January and 435K hits last month, all on one site. Total number of pages in Teoma: 0

I could say the same about AltaVista though.

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