Thanks Joshua. I did search the archive before asking the question, and did not think to use IP addresses for the spiders. In the end, I've decided to just treat all UAs equally, extra processing and bandwidth be damned. :\ Maximillian Von Schwanekamp Websites for Profitable Microbusiness NeptuneWebworks.com voice: 541-302-1438 fax: 208-730-6504 -----Original Message----- From: Joshua Olson [mailto:joshua at waetech.com] Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2004 5:43 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thelist] User Agent question > -----Original Message----- > From: Maximillian Schwanekamp > Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 7:51 PM > > Got a user agent question - I'm setting up a 404 script for my client to > redirect traffic according to the url they entered. For optimization's > sake, I would like to skip all processing if the user agent is a > spider. Is there an easy way to differentiate between a spider and a > browser (at least for non-spoofed user agents!)?? Short answer... no. But, this may help: http://lists.evolt.org/archive/Week-of-Mon-20030519/141184.html <><><><><><><><><><> Joshua Olson Web Application Engineer WAE Tech Inc. http://www.waetech.com/service_areas/ 706.210.0168 -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !