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Sonal Jogi
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Hi,

How to know if it is a web crawler??

Thanks in advance.
Sonal.
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Sonal,
A web crawler is a program that goes through web sites looking for links and then goes to those links and so on.
 
Stan James
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Are you asking "How can you tell if the client requesting a page is a crawler or a browser?" I don't think you can. A crawler could be written to send headers that perfectly impersonate a given browser. I wonder if you could build the smarts to notice a particular session running up a lot of bandwidth in a short time.
 
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