Odd Browser in Stats Report

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by oldcrow88, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. oldcrow88 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2005
    hi there

    when i normally look at my webstats, they are all pretty in my front end. well i recently did a full site backup and was leafing through the raw stats logs. it doesn't just show the top 10 from each section of the report.

    does any one know what the browser in bold is? is it even a browser?
    i did a search for "sdiscovery 2" and nothing came up.

    so it does show up in everyone's awstats. i checked some of my other sites that i administer and it shows up

    # Browser ID - Hits
    msie6.0 1059
    msie5.01 1
    netscape4.61 1
    bonecho 101
    firefox1.5.0.12 12
    firefox2.0.0.1 14
    firefox3.0 928
    opera 1
    libwww 6
    firefox2.0.0.15 389
    firefox3.0.1 10248
    curl 1
    netscape7.2 11
    firefox2.0.0.12 12
    firefox2.0.0.6 9
    msie5.5 3
    lotus\-notes 6
    firefox1.0.5 12
    firefox2.0.0.11 5
    firefox2.0.0.14 43
    mozilla 224
    netscape7.1 7
    firefox2.0.0.3 9
    msie7.0 7204
    netscape4.0 2
    microsoft\sdata\saccess\sinternet\spublishing\sprovider\sprotocol\sdiscovery 2
    firefox2.0.0.4 24
    msie5.0 1
    firefox2.0.0.16 667
    msie 3
    Unknown 7875
    safari 18837
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Yea, I did some quick searching and could only pull up AWStats pages listing it in their logs, no actual discussions about it. So, it's hard to say for certain what it is. Couldn't find anything at Microsoft's web site either, but since it is within AWStats code, it must be a real browser agent, whatever it may do. Nothing I'd worry about.
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    It has to do with accessing web resources through Microsoft Office. There's some info on Microsoft Office Protocol Discovery here.
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    According to this user-agent site it give the description as:
    Though the same site also list the description as:
    which seems to match what WildCowboy's post seems to match with on some level.

    And this page say it's a bot.

    I found the above pages by search for that browser agent, but replacing the /s parts with just a space and found a lot, but it may also mean the results are not as relevant.
  5. oldcrow88 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2005

    thank you for your replies

    makes sense


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