Updated in November 2001
This is the second part of the third classroom, you'll find
first part [here].
I have invited here as teacher
a master searcher I have met on my old
messageboards. Just read the
text below, where he goes to great lengths
in order to explain the various techniques used in order to find
images on the web, and I'm sure you'll understand and
This essay, ported from private emails, is NOT intended for
minors. I have esitated before publishing this (this is a site for
searching, not for porno-searchers) since part of my activity is
[against] the web-swamping porn-sites. On the other
is probably right: many zombies will
land on this lab (because of the tricks he used: see code in both
parts of this essay :-)
and some of them may even "grow up" and begin to see some
why not? Seekers shold not be surprised, nor scared when
confronted during their errands with some
weird aspects of human life...
The Zen of porn-images searching
Redheaded goddesses, Part 2 by ~S~ Giglio:
There are 3 search engines which are particularly apt for porn-images
YAHOO, which is always good if you're looking for a company or a
general topic, such
as Fetish or BDSM: you will be given
a bunch of different places to choose from. Yahoo is also good for
because you can start with their main categories, click on a topic
interests you, and look at the lists of websites.
ALTAVISTA is good if you're looking for something very specific
such as "hogtied", "babes",
"nipple clamps" or "suspended." It is also fairly good for
porn-stalking (starlets name searching, as you
have seen in the previous part of this lab, that is a very good
way to find sites).
HOTBOT is good if you're looking for an exact phrase or exact
name, such as
"bound and gagged", "damsel in distress", or "Darla Crane".
Use Hotbot's "exact phrase" option. Remember also that both
Altavista and hotbot are quite useful in order to find - and study
scripts like check.pl or pass.pl.
Another 'classical' approach is to use [main], [regional] or [local] search engines to look for eventual bingos
private/main.html and so on, you get the
idea, eventually alternating index.html, index.htm and
index.shtml just in case...
Do not gorget to change your browser settings and options. Set it
cookies and warn you whenever information is being asked of your
generally it is a very good idea to use the Proxonomitron or
another "home-made proxie"
between you and your targets. A good [firewall] will help you not only for
tracking down 'unwanted' accesses and 'weird' requests, but also
to 'sniff' some hidden subdirectories once
you'r perusing your target :-)
Always browse with the [Opera]
browser and with its 'images' switch set to OFF (because many site
will just annoy you
with irrelevant commercial images and useless 'disclaimer' pages).
You'll set back the 'images on' selectively only once you have
hit paydirt - i.e. you found a site with a lot of working
thumbnails. Remember that in Opera the
"toggle document settings" window can be pretty useful as well, in
order to avoid annoying background
If you're extra-paranoid, either use a free proxy on your own or
go online with an anonymizer. Set your homepage at Iproxy or
Anonymizer or another free
anonymizer. Iproxy will provide you with guarded surfing: they
ask for your info,
but the only data you need to give which should be not bogus
consist in a working email address, and by now, if you found this
should already have learned how to create them and have at least
half a dozen bogus emailaddresses :-)
Iproxy makes it nearly impossible for websites to know who the
heck you are, which is very good.
Another possibility is to use a good credit-card numbers generator to
to paying web-depots. This could eventually be illegal in some
'commercially bigot' countries, in that case do it through
a proxy situated in a country where creditcard counterfeiting in
order to screw commercial porn-sites
is either legal - and encouraged - or not
yet legislated upon :-) Be warned: there are VERY FEW pay sites
that really have good images,
you are generally BETTER served with usenet for freeor with free
sites, where real amateurs will
already have collected all the available images of the web for
their 'genre'. Anyway, once you have gained access to a pay
either through a faked credit card number, or using wwwhack or
utility, first thing you should do is to post all possible
backdoors into the main search engines. If you have not the time
to do it, just publish them on usenet, someone else will
put them on the search engines. Once you have
put the whole subdirectory structure of a pay porn site on the
search engines, everyone will be
able to have access there until they decide to change all names -
which is a big hassle :-)
caches each time you finish surfing. You better, once more,
use Opera or Navigator, since
Iexplorer is a real hassle to empty. When you're done surfing
each day, finish
on an innocuous page. Then, at the top of your browser, select
Preferences ~ cache ~ empty now
(for Opera) or open Options ~ Network Preferences,
and clear both of your caches. In Opera you may check through
Window ~ Special window ~ Cache.
Then go to your RecycleBin/TrashCan and completely empty it.
Clear your History list as well. Select Edit, Preferences,
Navigator and click "Clear History".
Clear your pull-down list (it's an option of the white URL box
near the top of your screen).
To clear the pull-down list, close all Netscape windows. Using
Ultraedit, or at least
Notepad (click Start button, select Programs/Accessories/Notepad),
open this file:
Look for the lines that begin
You'll probably recognize the URLs (web addresses) that you
visited in the rest of each line. Delete these lines and save the
file. Restart Netscape and verify that they've disappeared from
the Location box pull-down list.
Because of the hassle of clearing the pull-down list, it's best to
avoid putting stuff there in the first place. When you enter a URL
by hand, don't type it directly into the Location box. Select
Page (or hit CTL-O) and type the URL into the pop-up box. When you
do it this way, the URL won't go into the pulldown list.
Clear your Documents off your Start Menu when you finish surfing.
Click your Start button, then select Settings/Taskbar/Start Menu
Programs, and clear your documents menu. (If you use Norton, also
consider deleting all "protected files.")
Now all the websites that you visited are no longer accessible
from the main menus... in case
you're worried that your family / beloved one / co-workers are
going to dig into your browser later.
Back to porn-images searching... there are some RULES that applies
to newsgroups images,
rules that you should be aware of:
For instance visit the ["In Smut We
Trust"] people? (note: you'll find
this only on Google cached pages nowadays...) Read their faq, and
you'll know everything about decoding and downloading images from
Here some of their rules about 'respecting' porn-images when
posting on the newsgroups
alt.fan.pst and alt.fan.pst.d:
"Do not rename pictures.
This is also VERY important. When reposting someone else's scanned
images leave the original name of the picture intact. Many people
find renaming pictures
easier to sort and catalog for there own personal use. However, a
problem arises when you
decide you want to repost these images. All of a sudden you have
people flaming you left
and right because they spent time downloading images that they
already have under another
(the original) name. Once again, PLEASE do not rename pictures
(See exceptiosn below, though).
This also applies to
resampling or resaving an image to lower the byte count as well as
to cropping. These
actions greatly lower the quality of the image - other bane of
posters and collectors
everywhere. Please retain the original file size and dimensions of
the images you
There are some exceptions to renaming, of course. For instance, if
you happen to
change the image to enhance it (either by fiddling with the gamma
or color levels) or
do some mending of the image due to a damaged source (i.e.: the
magazine the image was
scanned from was torn) then you could add, for example, an "e" for
enhanced - or use
some other form of renaming like adding a "b" after the original
title to indicate
the second of the two almost identical images. In actuality you
renaming the file, you are creating a new file from the image and
naming it -
the original file still retains its original name. Also, if your
system does not
support long filenames you will probably be forced to rename
Most posters stick to the standard 8 character filenames, but some
like to take
advantage of long filenames to fully describe the file (I've seen
this newsgroup with over 20 characters).
Generally, the 8 character filename should be suitable for most
In my opinion, however, the RULE number one should be quite
different: as soon as anyone taps a 'hidden' databases of images
into a server, or by sheer luck, or however he managed it) he
should not only publish them on usenet (which is a good idea:
they will thus go forth and multiply) but also -most important- he
should ADD the new found subdirectory
a good search engine (like hotbot, altavista or google)...
thattaway any half-capable searcher
will be able to find all the necessary angles for ever and ever...
Another very useful search engine is the [altavista images] search mask, check
course that their silly "family filter" is set to off before using
it. Try - for instance - a search for bigboob* and
you'll see how this works. You should by all means try the
"similar" option that you can find
on some images. Notice how the algorithm works... to understand
it well, try a search for
redhair*, find the photo of Shirley Manson (garbage singer) - on
the last page probably -
and click onto "similar". Ahah! Now we have more than hundred
images, most of them about redhaired
And now we come to a nice and useful approach, that I have decide
to call 'omen'
As manyfold stated by fravia et alia, on the web names are
everything. Since names are so
important, did you ever come to the idea of searching for them? As
we have seen in the 'starlets' querries, above, this brings always
great rewards, so, what about using THOSE VERY NAMES THAT
CORRESPOND TO YOUR
VERY FANTASIES? Let's try it right now... :-)
Let's search for:
As you can see, there's absolutely no limit to your
personal 'omen' searchstrings,
there's also no reason whatsoever
you should confine yourself to the english language... quite the
Let's now go back to what we said at the beginning of this
"lesson", d'you remember my words?
"USENET newsgroups! Of course! How
underestimated! And how silly to
underestimate them... this is a sort of combing: as soon as a
backdoor is discovered, a lot of
good souls are going to post the images they have found on usenet.
So you will get EVERYTHING
you may want for free, served at once on a silver
Yes, yes, but how do you exactly proceed?
I'll show you here the 'most quick' way, short of using a special
made own bot.
First of all you visit http://pub.pictu
review.com/groupindex.html. Pictureview is
an IMAGE INDEX of USENET. As you'll see using its "Free
Demonstration Archive", you can see the sheer amount of
images posted every day on Usenet in useful thumbnails (reduced
size images, useful to decide if
it is worth downloading or not).
Now, unfortunately, groupindex is a 'pay service' that will allow
lusers to access the wealth of
usenet images if they are ready to pay 8 dollars per month: Users
of the free demo may
look at index pages and search the archive, but can not look at or
the full-size pictures.
Let's have a look at how it work:
First of all,
review.com/groupindex.html is interesting enough because
it will tell you which usenet groups are available, how many
"total pictures" they carry and how many
have been posetd in the same day you are visiting. Now let's
have a look at the
Seems simple enough to decode, imo.
Now, if from the last page
want to fetch an image, for instance 1407h024.jpg, I land at
Where a friendly notice tells me that I have "attempted to enter
reserved for PictureView members only". As readers of this site
should know, the
verification process is fairly easy to circumvent.
Anyway this tools is useful EVEN FOR THOSE AMONG YOU THAT DO NOT
WANT TO BREAK INTO IT: infact it
gives you all the data you need to fetch those images either
through your own News reader, or through
a service like spaceport<
even better, through a specialised "email bot" like sonador (see
fravia's usenet pages.
What you MUST understand is that everyday on usenet you can
find for free more images that
you would find (paying) on one of the many porn lusers' sites out
Some basic info about uuencoded images and archie searches: By far
the most common method of posting files to the pictures
newsgroups is the UUENCODE standard. This program, shipped
with most implementations of UNIX, converts binary files into
ASCII files which can be handled by the mail system. Many posters
also divide large posts into multiple parts,
since some news software can't cope with big articles. You will
version of UUDECODE before anything else in order to view anything
downloaded from the net. Some news readers have an "extract"
capability that greatly simplifies
life by automatically decoding articles - this means you don't
go to the hassle of saving to a file and then decoding. Newer
of rn, nn, and trn can handle this - check the "man" page or ask
news administrator to find out if you can let your news reader do
work for you!
Remember that you can also use archie to find anonymous ftp
archives of Usenet
newsgroups. The most well-known Usenet newsgroup archive is
probably ftp.uu.net A very large European anonymous
ftp site is nic.funet.fi, which archives Usenet newsgroups and
mirrors several foreign specialized ftp servers. Other large
European archive sites are mcsun.eu.net and ftp.inria.fr. If
are in Europe, you should look on one of these sites for things
you need before trying sites elsewhere. Archie is now almost
defunct... note the
"almost", eheh :-) Archie keeps track of the entire contents
of a very large number
of anonymous ftp sites, and allows you to search for files on
sites using various different kinds of filename searches.
also has a software description database - with contents
the output of the "whatis" command under Unix - on which you
keyword searches. . You can access archie at the very few
remaining machines in
Telnet or rlogin to the machine with username "archie"
Send mail to archie@machine (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org).
message with "help" in the body to find out more.
Use one of the Prospero-based archie
Additionally, it is possible to get files from anonymous FTP sites
via e-mail, see fravia's
"Free" or "public" Newsservers are getting harder and harder to
find (for windoze users),
since many commercial
bastards are offering usenet access on payment. Yet many offer
also an 'introductory" 30-days
trial access period, and you can quietly go on for YEARS using
these 30-days offers :-)
La va sans dire that you'll feed them only completely bogus data.
A possible alternative is
also to take advantage of a good credit card numbers
But I don't want to transform this lesson in another usenet specific page.
Suffice to say that if you are searching for porn-images on the
using Usenet - or usenet based ftp-repositories -
you are a complete fool, as I hope
to have demonstrated. As a final question - to chew upon - where
do you think all those porn sites have taken the (few)
images they are "selling" you?
Last but not least
There are of course some interesting sites and rings out there on
the deep web...
and you should never forget THE TRICK for finding out unlisted
sites on the web (courtesy of fravia+)...
Do not forhet that [Jonathan's trick] can come handy
as well to fool SQL servers accessing...
of course this is a work in progress... send your feedback!
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