As you develop webbots and spiders, you will soon learn (or wish you had learned) that there is more to webbot and spider development than mastering the underlying technologies. Beyond technology, your webbots need to coexist with society—and perhaps more importantly, they need to coexist with the system administrators of the sites you target. This section attempts to guide you through the larger considerations of webbot and spider development with the hope of keeping you out of trouble.

Chapter 24

Sometimes it is best if webbots are indistinguishable from normal Internet traffic. In this chapter, I'll explain when and how stealth is important to webbots and how to design and deploy webbots that look like normal browser ...

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