The last couple of weeks have brought us over 20 bots and a few other points of interest. Here they are:
If you see contype
in your user agent logs, this is not a bot. Microsoft has published a knowledgebase article about this problem -
in a nutshell, older versions of IE (4 to 5.5) send multiple requests to retrieve an unknown plugin.
One of the multiple requests uses the user agent "contype" to request just the content-type from the server.
Click here to find out more.
In other news, Quantcastbot/1.0
visited us this week. Quantcast provides ratings and demographic information to web sites for free.
A new version of Blaiz-Bee visited us -
This particular version crawls for a search engine made entirely of Windows 98 servers using sub-standard hardware.
It's good to know that all those licenses of 10-year old Windows have a home and can feel useful.
We now have 65,484 user agents and 898 bots.