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ip user agent Java1.2.2 ideas?

spider's been after me, but why?


han solo

9:24 pm on Dec 7, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I don't have any information on this working for an engine, and on top of that, neither arin.net, nor the other sources I've queried have much good data.

So, I'm wondering if my fellows here could provide me with any more interesting ideas on who this little sucker is, why it's bothering me so much, and if it is even worth the bandwidth it has been costing me?

As always, I sincerely appreciate the help. Thanks a bunch. I'm thinking littleman probably has this one nailed, he always seems ten steps ahead of a novice like myself...;)


9:45 am on Dec 8, 2000 (gmt 0)

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A name server lookup on the IP gives this:

Name: talentblast3.cu.soltec.net

A visual trace route shows that it is based somewhere near Chicago, Illinois, which is confirmed when you go to the Soltec [soltec.net] site.

Soltec seem to be an internet solutions company, both residential and business. They provide high spped access and hosting, so could be a homemade spider effort?

han solo

2:32 pm on Dec 8, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Thanks. I'm still wondering a little, because I've seen many spiders with various version numbers, Java1.x.x, etc. They all seem to be running off of networks like this.

I'll just give the fellow a friendly heads up next time he comes around. Unless this spider belongs to somebody here? Then of course I'll let it have the secret super duper optimized code I've been working on, something like 18% kwd...:)

All kidding aside, thank you.

Han Solo

2:44 pm on Dec 8, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I get a lot of download tool spiders - maybe that is where the version number comes in.