__/ [gcooke] on Sunday 23 October 2005 14:22 \__
> We've got the php pagerank calcualator (the one that's plastered all
> over the web) in a couple of tools we use. At some point in the recent
> past it ceased working - we're getting a 403 forbidden.
> It's not the machine/IP that's banned because I tried it at home and I
> don't believe I've ever run it from that location.
> I've got a buddy with the same problem. He claims he can run it from
> two machines on the same IP and one gets the PR, the other gets a 403 page.
> I'm a bit stumped - any suggestions or run into this problem?
Perhaps you are denied based on the referrer field, assuming you run that
script from a site where it was initially installed.
I have seen such exploitation of SEO services in the past, namely that of
providing a front-end to another front-end to a tool. Such pages tend to
be full of pop-ups and serve no purpose other than to exploit somebody
else's resources without giving any credit. It's about as bad as HotLink-
So what service does that php pagerank calculator rely on? You can have a
look at the source as php is not a binary.