yahoo crawlers hammering us

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Wed Sep 8 09:07:46 CDT 2010


On Wed, 08 Sep 2010 02:21:31 PDT, Bruce Williams said:
> > I *am* curious--what makes it any worse for a search engine like Google
> > to fetch the file than any other random user on the Internet
> 
> Possibly because that other user is who the customer pays have their
> content delivered to?

Seems to me that if you're doing content-for-pay and are upset when
some(body|thing) downloads it without paying for it, you shouldn't be leaving
gigabytes of said content where even a stupid bot can find it and download it
without paying for it.  Just sayin'.

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