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Anyone know/heard about the crap at http://www.faxo.com ???

Bot smacked the crap out of one site, but following up that hit, found this great web-sure (>) with no data, links are coded in as blanks ....

SamSpade for Win tools fail;

12/21/04 21:01:09 Slow traceroute www.faxo.com

Trace www.faxo.com (69.155.184.152) ...

dies at swbell

12/21/04 21:05:59 ping www.faxo.com

Ping www.faxo.com (69.155.184.152) ...

1 failed

12/21/04 21:00:41 whois www.faxo.com

.com is a domain of USA & International Commercial

Searches for .com can be run at http://www.crsnic.net/

whois -h whois.crsnic.net faxo.com ...

simply dies

whois -h whois.geektools.com www.faxo.com ...

Checking server [whois.crsnic.net]

Results: CRSNIC has no information for that domain.

http://www.canufly.net/~georgegg/dns/ times out on all searches

Google search got even stranger data ... http://forums.seochat.com/archive/t-15665 .. they don't seem to date their postings ..???

http://forums.seochat.com/t15665/s.html has more of a GUI, same posts but from back in May/June of 2004

http://www.gidforums.com/t-3788.html has a thread from back in October

http://www.clickmojo.com/more/151_0_1_0_M/ appears to suggest issues on par with the Cyveillance bot )though noting that this one seemd to at least look at the robots.txt file and seemed to honor it.)

"Faxo seems owned by e2e Partners, Inc.

Steven Urciuoli / e2epartners.com

Located in Chesterfield, Missouri

743 Spirit 40 Park Drive, Ste 250"

(though looking at the alleged clients and partners, hard to see the connection .. but a result finally found at http://whois.webhosting.info/faxo.com ... taking a bit of forever to come back with results, then seeing enom as the Registrar, recalling get-even's remarks in another Topic ..??? http://whois.webhosting.info/69.155.184.152 timed out three times before bringing up a page of hosted Domains at this IP (which coincidentally includes the name-servers)

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Don't know much other than to tell you the weblogs of my company's website (www.sciencelogic.com) show visits by faxo also. It's also being reported by lots of others. We've been getting hits from there since October. I first checked it back then and it was saying "Coming Soon" just as it is now. There are some really uninformative discussions at:

http://www.gidforums.com/t-3788.html

http://forums.seochat.com/archive/t-15665

--Louis

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They hit me earlier in the month from 68.91.214.130 which reverses to

adsl-68-91-214-130.dsl.stlsmo.swbell.net

Seems odd that a search engine would be using an ADSL line.

Although they did pull my robots.txt (and honor it from what I can tell). Which is more than I can say for the idiots at Cyveillance.

I hope Cyveillance is making use of all those poison pages they get from me.....

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Anyone know/heard about the crap at http://www.faxo.com ???

...

Directly from the internic (where registrars, in principal, can't lie):

REGISTRAR WHOIS:

Registration Service Provided By: e2e Partners, Inc.

Contact: steveu[at]e2epartners.com

Visit:

Domain name: faxo.com

Administrative Contact:

e2e Partners, Inc.

Steven Urciuoli (steveu[at]e2epartners.com)

+1.3144773237

Fax: +1.3147549189

743 Spirit 40 Park Drive

Suite 250

Chesterfield, 63005

US

Billing Contact:

e2e Partners, Inc.

Steven Urciuoli (steveu[at]e2epartners.com)

+1.3144773237

Fax: +1.3147549189

743 Spirit 40 Park Drive

Suite 250

Chesterfield, 63005

US

Technical Contact:

e2e Partners, Inc.

Steven Urciuoli (steveu[at]e2epartners.com)

+1.3144773237

Fax: +1.3147549189

743 Spirit 40 Park Drive

Suite 250

Chesterfield, 63005

US

Registrant Contact:

e2e Partners, Inc.

Steven Urciuoli (steveu[at]e2epartners.com)

+1.3144773237

Fax: +1.3147549189

743 Spirit 40 Park Drive

Suite 250

Chesterfield, 63005

US

Status: Locked

Name Servers:

NS1.UUNU.COM

NS2.UUNU.COM

Creation date: 30 Dec 2002 08:07:52

Expiration date: 30 Dec 2005 08:07:52

Also note the DNS is designed to cause timeouts (refresh time is greater than expire time).

% nslookup -type=any faxo.com ns1.uunu.com.

Server: ns1.uunu.com.

Address: 69.155.184.153#53

faxo.com mail exchanger = 10 mail.faxo.com.

faxo.com

origin = ns1.uunu.com

mail addr = hostmaster.faxo.com

serial = 6

refresh = 70

retry = 60

expire = 60

minimum = 60

faxo.com nameserver = ns1.uunu.com.

faxo.com nameserver = ns2.uunu.com.

Name: faxo.com

Address: 69.155.184.152

AND

% nslookup -type=any mail.faxo.com ns1.uunu.com.

Server: ns1.uunu.com.

Address: 69.155.184.153#53

Name: mail.faxo.com

Address: 69.155.184.154

Also,

% nslookup -type=any ns1.uunu.com. ns1.uunu.com.

Server: ns1.uunu.com.

Address: 69.155.184.153#53

Name: ns1.uunu.com

Address: 69.155.184.153

% nslookup -type=any ns2.uunu.com. ns1.uunu.com.

Server: ns1.uunu.com.

Address: 69.155.184.153#53

ns2.uunu.com canonical name = mail.uunu.com.

--- Very questionable setup, seems fully intended to obscure attempts to trace. Lots of interesting

DNS "tricks".

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I am Steven Urciuoli and I own Faxo and e2e Partners. We do not do spam or sell mined data nor are we doing any DNS tricks. I'm sorry if the initial faxobots (last year) overloaded your site. This only happened to sites hosting multiple domains under one IP. We have since updated the bots to sequentially crawl by physical location thus fixing this problem. The DNS confusion might have arrived from the fact that we are crawling the web with a farm of non-static DSL and cable connections. This allows us the ability to save on bandwidth costs for download data by an order of ten, thus freeing our expensive lines for pure upload/web serving. I hope this clears up any misconceptions. Feel free to contact me any time. We should go live this summer...

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I am Steven Urciuoli ..........

Feel free to contact me any time.  We should go live this summer...

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You are replying to a year old post. are you advertising? I remember problems with faxo a while back but not sure what kind.

oops:

My mistake it was Plaxo!

Edited by Merlyn

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Here is a little background information on e2e Partners from their website:

http://www.e2epartners.com/aboutus/index.htm

Who We Are

e2e Partners, Inc., is an e-business consulting and development company that delivers innovative Internet-based solutions and applications for Global 1000 companies and other global, forward-thinking businesses. Our strategy, creative, and technology professionals provide specialized e-business development expertise across several vertical organizations.

What We Do

e2e Partners, Inc. is in the business of changing the way the world works, lives and plays. Internet consulting is what we do. Who we are is defined by the diverse mix of experienced professionals in our firm and by the clients with whom we partner. It begins and ends with people. Our people are the architects for the new Internet economy. Together, we're changing everything.

FaXo appears to be a search engine that is not yet working.

There is some discussion here about faxo, but the posts are a year old too.

http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum16/1618.htm

On this forum, the discussion is about a year and a half old.

http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?joel.3.6749.3

http://www.webproworld.com/archive.php/o_t...ous__index.html

I don't know if any of this helps the discussion at hand, but maybe it will help fill in a few blanks. All the discussions about FaXo are old with everyone wondering the same thing.

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