You need to set it in the header request you make. Putting it in the script you're using as a spider with ini_set won't do anything because the Target site doesn't know anything about it.
Thanks, Ash http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk ----- Reply message ----- From: "Ron Piggott" <ron.pigg...@actsministries.org> Date: Thu, Nov 25, 2010 08:25 Subject: [PHP] Fw: Spoofing user_agent To: <email@example.com> I have wrote a script to generate a sitemap of my web site. It crawls all of the site web pages. (About 30,000) I need help to spoof the user_agent variable so the stats program running in the background ( “AWSTATS” ) will treat the crawl as a bot, not browsing usage. The sitemap generator is a cron job. I tried the syntax: ini_set('user_agent', 'RonBot (http://www.theverseoftheday.info)'/); This didn’t work. The browsing was attributed to the dedicated IP address. How do I get AWSTATS to access this, such as other entries under the “Robots/Spiders visitors” heading: Unknown robot (identified by 'bot*') I don’t mean any ill will by changing this setting. Thanks for the help. Ron The Verse of the Day “Encouragement from God’s Word” http://www.TheVerseOfTheDay.info