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Anyone seen this spider?

Discussion in 'All Other Search Engines' started by NewComputer, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. #1
    I had a spider visit today called "Larbin". I have never heard of it. Anyone know?
    SEMrush
     
    NewComputer, Jul 7, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. l0cke

    l0cke Active Member

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    A quick google search reveals that Larbin is an open source web crawler - http://larbin.sourceforge.net/index-eng.html
     
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  3. NewComputer

    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    hmmmmm, so this could have come from anyone. I will have a look at the ip.
     
    NewComputer, Jul 7, 2004 IP
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    What is the way to stop this spider robots.txt
     
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    Why do you care if that Spider visits or not?
     
    Touchdown, Jul 20, 2004 IP
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    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    A little thing called bandwidth... among other reasons.
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I wouldn't rely on robots.txt for anything other than legitimate search engine robots where you want to control the results shown in the search engine results.

    My site has some info on Larbin too.

    You may be better to block the bot name using your .htaccess. This post might help: http://www.mod-rewrite.com/forum/showthread.php?p=48

    Sarah
     
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    Thanks for the link sarah, adding to my favs.
     
    schlottke, Jul 20, 2004 IP
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    FYI FWIW: "Larbin" spidered 81 pages on the www.komar.org website last week with the same IP address of 202.9.158.10 - an example apache log entry is shown below. A reverse lookup of this IP address times out for me, but a traceroute seems to indicate it was from Singapore.

    alek

    202.9.158.10 - - [15/Jul/2004:07:46:27 -0600] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 7510 "-" "larbin_2.6.3 snishant@ipolicynet.com"
     
    hulkster, Jul 21, 2004 IP