Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Yes, we are...

we got a request to sell serversniff.net. hey, we are bribable. direct your offers to sales@serversniff.net - we'll negotiate all the rest.
If you just find serversniff to be useful or want to implement functions in your website, there is no need to buy the whole stuff. Just drop us a mail to get access to our api-functions. We still don't charge nothing for its use as long as you are using it reasonably.

tom

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

how much did they offer?

thomas said...

they asked us to name a price. any hints, what you'd pay for serversniff?

Anonymous said...

i guess for pure functionality (trace and so on) you can not ask much because that can be programmed with bits and pieces from various sources, but the data might be worth something, but from looking at your website it is not really clear what data you collect exactly. you have hosts, domains, servers with hostnames and ip's - do yo collect other stuff for each host also?

thomas said...

na. actually we don't collect any more data, for we are still more than busy building a database with millions of hosts. eventually we might go further, but right now we just want our database to grow. my ressources in time are limited. very limited.

but even with selling serversniff we will keep the database, and we will keep the API (on another domain), because i'm using this for my daily work.

tom

tom

Anonymous said...

so you want to sell the site with its functionality plus a copy of the current data in the database, do I understand that correctly?

thomas said...

I'd sell modules - take your favourite bargain:

1) the domain
2) the layout
3) the scripts (with all their bugs!)
4) the API-Scripts (used by serversniff.net as well!)
5) the domain-database
6) the perlscripts for updating/expanding the domain-database

Serversniff.net originated in my need of scripts for my daily work. I still need them. So I won't sell:

*) any exclusive right on the domain-database
*) any exclusive right on the backendscripts
*) any logdata at all.

still interested?

drop me a note.

tom@serversniff.net

Anonymous said...

are the perlscripts you mention spidering webpages for links to find domains or what are they doing?

thomas said...

No Perl-Spidering, sorry. Spidering is done by a yacy-machine that delivers hostnames directly to a perlscript grepping on the yacy-log.

Far more hosts come from doing axfrs on nameservers. You'd be surprised how many nameservers still support anonymous zonetransfers.

But I admit: most domains come from abusing major searchengines. I won't pretend a guilty conscience on abusing major search-engines up to a reasonable amount of queries.

Most of the perl-scripts are specialized: there is a function that adds hosts to a stack.
there is a script taking host from the stack, gathering the ip, check if domain/ip are known and put the host in the db.
there are other scripts doing this with domains and ips.
there are scripts doing axfrs.
there are scripts extracting mx-records and ns-records and add them to the db.
there are scripts that recheck the ip-number of known hosts.
there are some more scripts, many of them running on several different hosts.

tom

tom

Anonymous said...

We are currently looking at various other solutions that do more or less the same thing. I'll let you know if we need more information.

voyance par mail gratuit said...

Wonderful information. Good to know this valuable article.

Rosiana Monbon said...

Bonjour, bravo pour votre site, pour moi qui débute il m'est utile. Continue comme cela il est très clair. Bon courage
voyance mail gratuit en ligne