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Bot Detection

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Helper class to detect search engines, bots, spiders, crawlers ...

Bot Detection is a helper class for other extensions (Frontend) the need to detect whether the access is human or machine :-)

A reliable detection is not possible.
It is to use two methods to detect this:

  • User Agent
  • IP address


The modul includes a method for the agent (BD_CheckBotAgent) and one for the IP detection (BD_CheckBotIP).
These two methods return only "true" or "false" and are only a rough search on strings and substrings to identify the most important bots.
Another method (BD_CheckBotAgentAdvanced) comes with an external configuration file for the user agent detection. As a result, it returns the short name of the bots or "false".

A test is attached to be called directly, as well as 2 front end module as a demo for the implementation in your own modules.

Version
1.2.3
Type
Free
Release date
14.02.2011
Category
Utility
License
LGPL
Copyright
© 2010,2011 Glen Langer
Author
Glen Langer (BugBuster) http://contao.ninja
Release notes and change log for 1.2.3
Other versions

Version 1.2.3:

New Bots found with my detection script:

  • 123peoplebot
  • Internet Archive (archive.org_bot)
  • false positive : AppleWebKit in CheckBotAgentAdvanced -> (Google Web Preview)

 

 

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