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They all come from Dave's Engine. They have similar UA's like...
It's really annoying to see some small engine like this one, go out and spider like crazy without showing any end results. Actually they don't even offer searches yet.
I have been pretty lenient in the past since I support anyone who is trying to start something on their own. Now I am really thinking about banning their IP and UA from the server. Does anyone know what these guys plan on doing?
Dave Rand (BUNGI-DOM)
15864 Highland Drive
San Jose, CA 95127-1743 US
Domain Name: BUNGI.COM
Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Billing Contact:
Rand, David (DR223) dlr@BUNGI.COM
15864 Highland Drive
San Jose, CA 95127-1743
+1 408 254-7111
Record last updated on 12-Jan-2001.
Record expires on 07-Feb-2003.
Record created on 05-Feb-1990.
Database last updated on 30-Jan-2001 14:59:08 EST.
"Dave" first aquired the following domains in May 2000
These domains will expire in May 2001 which begs the question- Why register a serious search engine site for only one year?
I was hit once by userxxx.ip3000.com, but never saw them again (That was like July 2000).
Apart from copyright infringing activities, is there any reason I'd hide info on my robot?
Also if I want to do a search engine would I not tell my robot to ocme back regularly, to check for expired links. The internet is a very changing medium. Spiodering the web once and then living on that data just dones't cut it.
organization-name WILDBRAIN.COM Wildbrain (WILDBRAIN-DOM)
organization-postal 2650 18th Street
organization-postal San Francisco, CA 94110
admin-contact Garza, Michael
admin-contact 415-553-8000 (FAX) 415-553-8009
I too, have been hit hard by these petersnews.com spiders but that was 8 months ago and like skirril says, spidering the web once and then living on the data just doesn't cut it.
Dave if you're reading this tonight, please come forward. We promise to treat you fairly and although we may blacklist you and block your IP, we still respect you.
You've been slurping files for no particular reason for many months now and quite frankly we all want to see this dark chapter in internet history come to an end.
Listen to your conscience Dave. Do the right thing and go on home.
Go home and unplug that OC 12 you're so visciously abusing with that contraption you call an engine. Stop your haphazard misuse of innocent citizens and their servers. Face the reality Dave. Look in the mirror and ask yourself, why?
Why have I wasted all this time and offended so many people? What have I got to show for all of this mayhem in the log files of all those trusting, patient webmasters who have been waiting to see DavesEngine finally emerge?
Face reality Dave...it isn't going to happen. Go home.
Go home and do something useful like burning your name into the workbench with your soldering iron. Or hook up the oscilloscope to the stereo and crank up Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More" and watch the sqiggly lines dance to the beat. Find something else to do with your time.
And if you're really serious about starting an engine Dave, I know somebody who might be interested in selling their Mickey Mouse operation that didn't quite work out either...
220.127.116.11 Mozilla/3.01C-PBWF (Unix; I)
I haven't checked all of my logs, so I'm not betting these are the only ones. If you find any others, that behaved this way, please post away. I'm tired of this guy wasting my bandwidth, too.