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OCT 25

2007

The Creature Post




After looking at the types of bots we've had drop in lately, plus keeping with the halloween spirit, we figured it was time we had a "Creature" post.
  • To start of the creatures, we were visited by a squid / clam - no kidding: SquidClamAV_Redirector 1.8.2. This seems to be some sort of proxy / redirector bot. Not sure what redirecting has to do with squids or clams, but the idea is interesting. related...
  • Next up, we have the dreadful Yeti/0.01, a creature so fierce that they even have a ride at Disney devoted to it. As fierce as the Yeti may be, the user agent string does kindly inform you that it does "check robots.txt daily and follow it". related...
  • genieBot paid us a visit, but did not offer us three wishes - just a contact email for the bot. Bummer. related...
  • Okay, so this one may be a stretch, but CookieMonster is still a creature, right? Maybe we should save this one for a Sesame Street post. We are calling this one a bot until we see otherwise. related...
  • To round off the list, we have a classic bot that hits us quite a bit, but in a slightly different form this time - you guessed it, Python-urllib/1.17 related...

Happy halloween everyone - this brings our site to 110,099 user agents and 1,293 bots.

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