Dear WebCR/1.0

Posted by Tom on 2010-08-17 09:45

Please fuck off.

Love and kisses,


It's a web crawler of some sort that is currently molesting one of our client's sites. According to Tracer T it's being run out of some crappy domestic DSL in Montreal using the user agent string 'WebCR/1.0'. Which would be fine (bandwidth sucking, but fine) except that it's using a corrupted viewstate so I'm getting an error alert in my email for every page it hits. I got in this morning to find 1873 emails in my inbox. It seems benign but with that much noise we really can't be sure.

Either way, it's dropped the signal to noise ratio of our error reporting to 0 so it's getting blocked. Just seems odd that I can't find any mention of it anywhere on the Tubes.