Friday, August 31, 2007

googlebot wants to play opensim too!

Just to neutralize the previous post, a little cute thing from yesterday.

When logging on to my opensim box, I did notice a bunch of connections from a particular address.

The name resolution showed it was noone other than googlebot :-)

Well, I hope he or she or it did have the fun.

However, wondering whether we need the robots.txt to be served by the login server, or not...

2 comments:

dandellion Kimban said...

They are everywhere, I am suspecting my RL fridge :)
But, it is interesting, how do they index the objects on the grid. Or Google already developed XML structure for the metaverse, just staying low-profile and colecting data....

Dalien said...

I very much doubt - it's more that the initial login process is over HTTP(S) - which googlebot can talk.

To get the contents, one would need much more custom protocol, I doubt they already are so advanced as to login to random opensims, before doing anything with the big piece of SL itself..

So I think the googlebot went away a bit confused :)