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[aprssig] Screen scraper

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Tue Dec 20 02:15:27 UTC 2005


What I have(had) is 

Position from posit.cgi on findu.com
http://tech-software.net/cgi-bin/google_earth.cgi?Call=callsign

Multi point plot from posit.cgi on findu.com
http://tech-software.net/cgi-bin/google_multi.cgi?Call=callsign

Line plot from posit.cgi on findu.com
http://tech-software.net/cgi-bin/google_line.cgi?Call=callsign

Single position report
http://db.aprsworld.net/datamart/googleEarth.php?call=callsign 






> Steve
> 
> That is my google earth to APRS cgi.
> 
> I have shut it down for a re-think.
> 
> google_earth.cgi Plot from posit.cgi
> google_mutli.cgi Plot from posit.cgi
> google_line.cgi Plot from posit.cgi
> 
> Sorry for the load - will look at a better solution.
> 
> Andy VK4TEC
> 
> > 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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