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[aprssig] Screen scraper

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Tue Dec 20 02:00:39 UTC 2005


It's a hosting provider, serving many sites from a single IP address.  I
know what site is hosted there and I've contacted Steve off-sig.  It's a
findu issue, no need to drag it through the mud here.

Scott
N1VG

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Fred 
> Atkinson, WB4AEJ
> Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 5:57 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Screen scraper
> 
> Steve,
> 
>     I get a screen saying that nothing is configured on the 
> server.  Sounds
> to me like someone is in the process of doing a rebuild on a 
> Webserver.
> 
>     Regards,
> 
> 
>                                                                 Fred
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Dimse" <steve at dimse.com>
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 8:51 PM
> Subject: [aprssig] Screen scraper
> 
> 
> > Anyone on the sig responsible for 63.247.82.82, which resolves to
> > koala.koalahost.com? Web requests just give an error message...
> >
> > I admit I've been a bit lax recently because of the 
> hurricane cleanup
> > and my new career, but apparently for the last week or so that
> > machine has been hitting the posit cgi more than 60,000 times a day,
> > or roughly 10% of the total findU load. This is obviously
> > unacceptable, and I have blocked this IP from accessing findU. In
> > general I discourage screen scrapers, though if someone wants to hit
> > the server once in a while, especially if in response to a 
> request by
> > a user on their server, no big deal. However this is way over the
> > top. If anyone wants to keep their own database they should 
> parse the
> > data stream themselves. The APRSworld parser is open source and can
> > be used easily...
> >
> > Steve K4HG
> >
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