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08-28-2000, 04:22 PM
Somebody has been spidering guitar tricks so they can have a copy of all the tricks on their hard drive. Today this spider program caused a long outage. Guitar Tricks was down for several hours (it is still down as I write this) and our ISP threatened to boot us off.
Whoever is doing this, please STOP. If this doesn't stop, we may have to do a lot of unpleasant things, like charge a membership fee or close down the site. This is very serious.
If you want a copy of the tricks, email me and I will help you.
08-28-2000, 05:22 PM
Who The **** Is Doing this!!!!!!!!! STOP GOD DAMMIT. Like He Said E Mail Him And he Will Help You. Please STOP. http://www.guitarforums.com/gtubb/frown.gif
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08-28-2000, 09:44 PM
No site can't close... Must stay...
08-28-2000, 11:29 PM
A spider is a program designed to collect a group of information quickly at one time. This guy didn't want to go through each page and download them individually, so he made a program that grabs all the mp3's in a certain subdirectory at once. It overloads the server because it can't handle the activity. The ISP is pissed because their server is getting messed up.
[This message has been edited by ekstasis16 (edited 08-29-2000).]
Can you say , Panterawannabe ! LOL, just kidding.
Although, I wonder who really is doing this?
08-28-2000, 11:59 PM
ekstatis16 has it right. I doubt it is somebody who posts to the forum.
It could be a bootlegger or just somebody who wants his own copy.
08-29-2000, 12:28 AM
yo jonathan, are they trying to like make a comprehensive disk and bootleg it or something outta everybody's contributions.
08-29-2000, 04:15 AM
why would your isp threaten to cancel the site? and what is spidering?
[This message has been edited by jake sommers (edited 08-29-2000).]
08-29-2000, 12:09 PM
bas-*d...it'll suck if you've gotta charge a fee...A lot of us (well, me) aren't old enough to have a decent amount of money for that kinda stuff, or the typical means of payin' for it (cards, bank accounts...)
08-29-2000, 12:17 PM
Is that why this site went from 1600 tricks to 1000?
08-29-2000, 12:36 PM
no, there all still there(i think). maybe Jon thought i didn't look good to have 1547. it's better to have a rounded number i guess.
ah, wondered why the site was broke..
didn't think anyone would rip a webby like this..
08-29-2000, 09:24 PM
Isn't there any way you can prevent the spidering?
08-29-2000, 09:37 PM
I had to make changes to make this site more efficient. Those changes included removing the main trick counter. I had too many little counters and things running in a real ineffecient manner. In the next few months, I plan to rewrite Guitar Tricks and add a lot better categorization features and some other stuff that I think you will really like. When I do, I will try to add these features back in a more efficient manner.
I looked at our server logs, and it seems that the spider guy was just someone trying to download a copy for himself. I don't think he really meant any harm.
08-29-2000, 11:58 PM
Is this still going on or has the spidering stopped?
08-31-2000, 01:20 PM
so far so good.
08-31-2000, 11:55 PM
ok good http://www.guitarforums.com/gtubb/smile.gif
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