TechCrunch received an anonymous tip from somebody telling them that those nasty robots may be associated with Cuil who one time ago boldly claimed that they were the biggest search engine in the whole world.
Is Twiceler (Cuil’s spider) really involved in this whole mess?
James Aker (Operation Engineer) from Cuil has no definite answer but he did mention that Cuil has found a few web spiders that masquerade as Twiceler.
How to block bandwidth-eating spiders@crawlers
If your web sites or blogs are having bandwidth problems at the moment, please do the following fast:
- Find out what is causing the problem (get their IP addresses)
- Check those IP addresses with Cuil’s Twiceler IP addresses
- If you find that Twiceler is the one causing the bandwidth problem, get in touch with Cuil fast.
- Note: You can also temporarily block bandwidth-eating spiders if you want to.
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