Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.204.100.232

Forum Moderators: Ocean10000 & incrediBILL

Message Too Old, No Replies

TurnitinBot/2.0 is this bot harmfull

is this bot can help me any way... or it is useless

   
3:12 pm on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



TurnitinBot/2.0 [turnitin.com...]
is thisbotis harmfull ... is this bot can help me any way... or it is useless... please help me out
3:25 pm on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



The bot exists to gather information for their service, a service sold to school instructors to aid them in detecting plagiarism by their students.
5:32 pm on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)



[webmasterworld.com...]

Other info I see on it states that it tries to exploit webserver vulnerabilities. Do a search on it (TurnitinBot).

5:41 am on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Thanks... for the reply ...
SO it is Not really a search engine, but. turnitinbot/1.4. .is an User Agent: TurnitinBot/1.4
[turnitin.com...] IP: 64.140.48.25...
not much use full taking unnecessary bandwidth.
thanks again
-sujit
9:38 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



Well it might catch students who are trying to pass your work of as their own.
9:48 am on Jul 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member keyplyr is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



As an educator myself, at first I was theoretically supportive of TurnitinBot until it came by my site. It requested robots.txt and then proceeded to ignore disallowed list.

Upon further investigation at their site, I found cached copies of my heavy content webpages. The very same pages I don't want copied - LOL

Yes, they sell their service, but so far they haven't offered me my cut.

I emailed them demanding they remove my property from their DB but never received a reply. I now ban them by UA.

12:11 pm on Jul 24, 2005 (gmt 0)



Are all of you showing the bot's IP is 64.140.48.25? I want to go ahead and block it now.
6:52 pm on Jul 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



These are the IP Addresses I have on file for this bot:

64.140.49.66
64.140.49.68
64.140.49.69
204.9.204.203

9:35 am on Jul 25, 2005 (gmt 0)



Thanks. :)

You don't have 64.140.48.25 listed?

3:27 pm on Jul 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Nope. But that doesn't mean anything really. Perhaps it uses different IP blocks to crawl different geographic regions. My servers are located in Virginia and Texas in the USA.