Crackers against Smut
Fravia's combing page
Combing= gathering results that others have collected
please read also the combing and klebing search techniques

By Fravia+, Updated November 1997
Page severely under construction...

What is combing?
Combing is a very effective search strategy: instead of simply searching, you use various other net resources:
-The continuously updated "Top 100" or "Top 1000" URL-locations
-Usenet newsgroups and their various "vigilant filters" and "short range queries"
-Relevant site links pages.
Obviously combing is an important technique for whatever interest you may have, quite useful in order to spare an incredible lot of Internet searching hours.
We'll use it here to wage battle against our "commercial smut" enemies, but you would be well advised to learn it and use it for *any* interest you may have...

Case study, combing commercial smut depots
death to the pornodealers

Warning: you better set the option "autoload images" OFF inside your Netscape settings, else you'll pretty soon regret having accessed this kind of sites... you will not loose anything... NONE of the images they carry is worth loading... should you really want nice "sexually explicit" images (for free of course, and please excuse the pathetic euphemism), then visit the many artists that expose their own work on the net... on the sites we are going to destroy (see how in the CGI-reverse engineering page) you'll not even find any "pornography" whatsoever, only fetid smut.

Let's start with a typical "combing" approach, I will not hyperlink because I do not want this site spidered along these links, but you may cut and paste the following URLs:
Top1000 counter          ;TOP1000 "normal", example for useful combing           ;TOP1000 "adult", main entrance     ;top 10 smut commercial   ;top > 2100... understand the "name" 

Webcounter ;top site has here "only" 540000 a day ;top site has here "only" 124000 a day

Etcetera... you understand the trick now... here are some other ones various smut counters: this one uses CGI! :-)
I do not want this page catalogued inside the smut information retrievers, therefore the above links are not hyperlinked... cut and paste them in order to use them.

For combing purposes you may also use:
1) the usual search engines (which give incredible results at time!)
2) ftp search, looking for "hidden" subdirectories with relevant names
3) the "big page provider" search engines (like the ones on geocities or mygale)

As you can see from the above short information,
1.1) many "counters' statistics" betray quite a lot of useful information... if, for instance, you are interested in jellyfishes (it's an example!) you would be well advised, instead of searching the web for ages, to have a quick look at all the pages that inside the counters' statistics, fall under the counter's main categories "biology" or "science"... pretty soon you would find the "golden link" you were looking for...
1.2) We need MANY addresses of SMUT dealers in order to find the many that utilise a CGI-script (or other attackpoints) in order to know "from which site" they got the query... as you'll see on the redcgi reverse engineering page of this section, this opens the way to their doom!
2) As anybody that uses redftp search ("This server is located in Trondheim, Norway") already knows, the ftp search approach (that fishes hidden directories) can fish incredible (if tricky to interpret) results.
3) For other combing purposes (not for smut dealers, of course) you may use also the search systems specific to the big free pages providers...have a search at red and you'll understand what I mean

Combing on the Usenet

Usenet combing can work "on the fly" or "regularly" through the "Vigilant" filter at
I'll show you for instance one of my queries:
FIND how-to-search tutorial manual
		NOT spam
		NOT top position
		NOT advertising
		MAX 8
Such a query would give you useful information about "searching techniques" on the Web, you may of course construct how many queries you like and *register* (for free) by the vigilant filter, in order to get the results of your usenet queries emailed to you every day or week or month.

Usenet query can also be done through the two big Usenet "depots": Dejanews and email query, that are explained redelsewhere on my site.
Many of the main red search engines allow such querying too, using the services of either Dejanews or emailquery.

Good luck, good hunt!

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