[Foundation-l] Code detecting bots?

Uber Halogen uberhalogen at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 3 13:55:27 UTC 2007

On 02/08/2007, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/2/07, Dan Rosenthal <swatjester at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Does the bot/script detect things like say, .php download pages that
> > automatically download a .exe file upon loading?
> I'm not aware of anyone who has checked our EL's for sites which give
> executable mime types for URLs we wouldn't expect to be executable.
> It could be done and should be done.. but doing it in bulk takes time
> because we have a *huge* number of external links.

I have started work on a script to do this. It will take me a few more
days to complete (trying to track down some funny bugs), but it will
probably take even longer for the script to actually run.

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