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[aprssig] Screen scraper

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Tue Dec 20 02:54:41 UTC 2005


Not looping, we have a kml file for all of Australia that requests callsign
posits

I have shut it down


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Andrew Rich - VK4TEC
vk4tec at tech-software.net <mailto:vk4tec at tech-software.net>
www.tech-software.net
Brisbane AUSTRALIA



-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Dimse [mailto:steve at dimse.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 20 December 2005 12:36 PM
To: vk4tec at tech-software.net
Cc: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Screen scraper



On Dec 19, 2005, at 9:16 PM, Andrew Rich wrote:

> It was on call
>
> Just so many people tried it
>
> There is no looping

The same calls get hit over and over, in alphabetical order, for example

63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:03 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2BHS&comma=1" 200 379 "-" "-"
63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:03 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2CMO-9&comma=1" 200 383 "-" "-"
63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:04 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2CPW-9&comma=1" 200 1092 "-" "-"
63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:04 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2CSU-1&comma=1" 200 383 "-" "-"
63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:05 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2CZZ&comma=1" 200 6687 "-" "-"
63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:05 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2DOR&comma=1" 200 379 "-" "-"
63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:06 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2DRK&comma=1" 200 379 "-" "-"
63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:06 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2EHQ&comma=1" 200 4167 "-" "-"
63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:07 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2EJC-3&comma=1" 200 383 "-" "-"
63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:07 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2EMD&comma=1" 200 2277 "-" "-"
63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:08 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2EMD-4&comma=1" 200 383 "-" "-"
63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:08 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2EMD-9&comma=1" 200 1140 "-" "-"
63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:09 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2GWK&comma=1" 200 6597 "-" "-"
63.247.82.82 - - [20/Dec/2005:01:31:09 +0000] "GET /cgi-bin/posit.cgi?
call=VK2HIM-7&comma=1" 200 1570 "-" "-"

unless you want to tell me that VK hams are so organized that they
all access the web in alphabetical order, two every second, it sure
looks to me like your code is looping! If that isn't enough proof,
the volume is unbelievable:

[root at loudmouth sdimse]# grep "63.247.82.82" /var/log/httpd/
access_log /var/log/httpd/access_log.1 | wc -l
   724438

Google Earth may be nice, but I have a hard time believing it has
been accessed by aprs users 724,438 times in the last 8 days....

Steve K4HG






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