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refferals from drs.yahoo.com

what's that about?



8:26 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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does anyone know what drs.yahoo.com means in my logs?


8:34 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You probably mean srd.yahoo.com?

This is their directory listing, so you're listed.



10:09 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Query : drs.yahoo.com
Offical Name = s1.rd.dcn.yahoo.com
Aliases = drs.yahoo.com
Addresses =,

Query : srd.yahoo.com
Offical Name = s1.rd.dcn.yahoo.com
Aliases = srd.yahoo.com
Addresses =,



7:22 am on Aug 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the responses - i guess it was someone from yahoo reviewing the site as it was only 1 session and i submitted a new site to them a month ago.


11:28 pm on Aug 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I can tell you exactly what that is. That is a referral from Inktomi listings in Yahoo! I tested this myself over the last 3 days, and when I check my Inktomi stats at PositionTech there it is, these are the new Inktomi Yahoo referral info.

Tried and tested I can assure you!


12:18 am on Aug 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've been seeing this type of referrer in the logs since 6/11/2003. These sites are absolutely NOT in Inktomi or in the Y! directory. Also 99% of the time the user agent is a Macintosh. If not a Mac then WebTV. For some reason they are treated or tracked differently.


11:26 pm on Aug 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I just had 2776 hits from [drs.yahoo.com...] but they were all from the same IP range

If it were a spider or real hits, I'd be happy, but something is weird, because all the requested pages were requested via a convoluted and therefore incorrect path.
eg I have page1.html in directory1 off the root, but the request was for domain.com/directory3/directory4/directory5/page1.htm
and so all the requests ended up going to my 404 page!

Anyone know what this is?

PS I checked my link structure and it seem fine...



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