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Spiders a craw'lin..

By Benny26
Dec 10, 2010
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  1. Somethings got me bugged while looking at who's online. It seems that if you're not a member, you're a Guest, but if you're not a Guest or a member then you must be a Spider..

    Yahoo! Slurp Spider?...Askjeeves Spider?..and judging by the names i'm thinking their also might be a Google Spider somewhere aswell lol. Although it's quite cool to be called a Spider, i never see them post (just watching us with their 16 eyes).

    Maybe i'm an *****, but what are they??? (besides Spiders).
     
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,007   +594

  3. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,533   +48

    Ahh..I understand now. Hence the name i see.

    Thanks Julio.
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,415   +1,749

    Here you can even track the crawlers; http://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Other-Programming-Files/CrawlTrack.shtml So I suppose you could, (very loosely), call that a spider spider.

    I've seen a web crawler that hunts ISO files also, ostensibly to enable software houses to track illegal downloads. I should have bookmarked that, maybe somebody else knows what it is.

    A Goole search on "illegal download tracker" returns results such as these; http://www.google.com/search?client...d+trackers&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=7a5ff6e4754518c3
     

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