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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Please forgive my ignorance, but what the hell is a SPIDER.
Posted May 03, 2011, 21:16:43 PM Logged
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Offline Data
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You are forgiven Wink

The spiders you are talking about Diesel are mostly from the search engines, they come into the site to read the pages, that’s how sites get on them.

There are other “spiders on the web” too, they all basically just sniff over the site, see what’s going on.

But it goes both ways, now the site can sniff them back  Smiley
Posted May 03, 2011, 21:29:45 PM Logged

Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Oh, right, and there was I thinking that were horrible black things that can do 0-60 in a nano second, that climb your walls completely uninvited, that you have to deal with else your partner will leave you.

Stupid me, can't even get my lyrics right. sign-oops sign-sad
Posted May 03, 2011, 21:38:33 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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The spiders in question are a sub class of bot (robot). Bots being automated data send/recieve across the net.

Being automated web crawlers they get the name spider. Human naming conventions are weird.

There are other types of nasty bots, esp. zombie bots used in DDoS attacks. (distributed denial of service).

What can I say? The whole thing is definitely daft.  Cheesy
Posted May 04, 2011, 08:11:56 AM Logged
“I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Offline Diesel Topic starter
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What can I say? The whole thing is definitely daft.  Cheesy
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Thanks Snowcrash, that did make me smile and Thank-you all for your explanations. thumbsup

Am I alone in thinking that it might be appropriate for me to change my user name to Daft. Grin
Posted May 04, 2011, 13:11:04 PM Logged
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