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NetCrawlerDetect  Build Status

A .net standard port of JayBizzle's CrawlerDetect project: https://github.com/JayBizzle/Crawler-Detect.

About NetCrawlerDetect

NetCrawlerDetect is a .net standard class for detecting bots/crawlers/spiders via the user agent and/or http "from" header. Currently able to detect 1,000s of bots/spiders/crawlers.

Installation

The easiest way to get started is to add the nuget package NetCrawlerDetect (see here).

For those who don't want to use nuget, feel free to clone this repo and copy CrawlerDetect.cs and the Fixtures folder into your project directly.

Usage

Like its' originator, you can either pass in a collection of web headers (from which the user agent will be extracted) or pass in the user agent string directly.

The simplest use of this object is as follows:

// Pass in the user agent directly
var detector = new CrawlerDetect();
var result = detector.IsCrawler("Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +http://www.bing.com/bingbot.htm)");

// Do we have a bot/crawler/spider?
if(result == true)
{
    // Yes. Fetch the name of the bot (optional)
    var bot = detector.Matches[0].Value;
}

Contributing

If you find a bot/spider/crawler user agent that NetCrawlerDetect fails to detect, please submit a pull request with the regex pattern added to the _data List in Fixtures/Crawlers.cs and add the failing user agent to NetCrawlerDetect.Tests/crawlers.txt.

Please also consider submitting a pull request to our parent project :)