[htdig] digger alias problem

Ralf Wigand (rz45@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de)
Mon, 15 Mar 1999 17:46:49 +0100


the machine the digger runs on has several aliases. While digging other
WWW-Servers, their maintainers complain about a machine rv31xz making
huge amount of traffic on their webserver.

I want to modify not only the referer or the user-agent, but also the
name the digger announces himself to the remote webserver. in other words:
from the remote webservers logfile:
BAD: rv31xz - - [15/Mar/1999:16:15:54 +0100] "GET /server-status HTTP/....
GOOD: htdigger - - [15/Mar/1999:16:15:54 +0100] "GET /server-status HTTP/..

with htdigger being an alias to rv31xz.

Is there an option for this?
Where do I have to patch the source?

and: wouldn't that be a nice feature? just to make paranoid admins happy...

oh, BTW: using ht://Dig 3.1.0b4

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