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agallant

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 04:05 PM

I was the IT manager at a web site that was getting about 18M hits a month and we had to deal with this issue all of the time. The issue with scraping is that it puts a huge load on your servers. Most companies limit the amount of hits that can come from one source. Other things we did was block IPs from outside our market. We had all of Asia and Africa blocked.

Scraping is used to gather data do post on another web site. From there what they do with the data is endless. Some people use the data to run their own web site allowing the site they scraped to do the heavy lifting of gathering the actual data other people use it to get hits to deploy viruses, the list goes on and on of what they use the data for.


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