rrainn Spider Development


This alternate version of rrainn Spider is used exclusively for development purposes. You might see a relatively limited number of requests from this spider.

Differences between rrainn Spider & rrainn Spider Development

Overall, rrainn Spider and rrainn Spider Development behave very similarly. However there are a few important differences to be aware of.

First, all IP addresses used for rrainn Spider Development purposes do NOT have reverse DNS setup. This is a very important difference from rrainn Spider. However, you are able to contact us at [email protected] to inquire about if a rrainn Spider Development IP address is authentic.

Additionally, it is CRITICAL to be aware that rrainn Spider Development is commonly used on developers personal internet connections. Blocking rrainn Spider Development IP addresses will impact authentic users ability to use your site. PLEASE contact us before blocking any rrainn Spider Development IP addresses, so we can work to resolve the issue with you.

Finally, rrainn Spider Development requests will contain a different User-Agent header than rrainn Spider. This new header will start with rrainnSpiderDevelopment instead of the traditional rrainnSpider.

Remember, rrainn Spider Development is used for extremely small scale operations, for testing new functionality. Therefore, since it is a development version there might be some differences in how we handle certain behaviors that are not mentioned here.

Similarities between rrainn Spider & rrainn Spider Development

Almost everything else between rrainn Spider and rrainn Spider Development is the same. This means the robots.txt user agent that we check for remains the same as rrainn Spider (rrainnSpider), how we handle links, etc.

For more information please read the primary rrainn Spider documentation page.

Block rrainn Spider Development

If you would like to block rrainn Spider Development exclusively (without blocking rrainn Spider), please contact us at [email protected].

If you would like to block both rrainn Spider development and production traffic please follow the information at our primary spider documentation page.

Additional questions

We would be more than happy to answer and additional questions, resolve issues, or listen to feedback about rrainn Spider Development. Please email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.