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Re: •Re: spidering, multi-threading and netiquette

by dannoura (Pilgrim)
on Feb 21, 2004 at 12:18 UTC ( #330788=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to •Re: spidering, multi-threading and netiquette
in thread spidering, multi-threading and netiquette

The fact that you're a bit squeamish here has me wonder if you're violating some terms-of-usage.

Not really. It's just that this is for a research idea which could easily be copied (in fact I think the administrator should have thought of it himself), so I'd prefer it if what I was doing wasn't known until I have the results.

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by merlyn (Sage) on Feb 21, 2004 at 13:08 UTC
    But you could still address the webmaster with a question like:
    If I write a spidering agent that hits your site, do you have any guidelines, such as time-of-day, rate-of-hits, or areas examined?
    If you were to write me with that, I'd be very happy to tell you.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
    Be sure to read my standard disclaimer if this is a reply.

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