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Burp Spider Documentation - Control Tab

This tab is used to start and stop Burp Spider, monitor its progress, and define the spidering scope.

Spider Status

Use these settings to monitor and control Burp Spider:

The display also shows some metrics about the Spider's progress, enabling you to see the size of the in-scope content and the work remaining to fully spider it.

All content discovered by the Spider is added to the main suite site map.

Spider Scope

This panel lets you define exactly what is in-scope for the Spider to request.

The best way to handle spidering scope is normally using the suite-wide target scope, and by default the Spider will use that scope. If you need to define a different scope for the Spider to use, then select "Use custom scope". A further configuration panel will appear which functions in the same way as the suite-wide target scope panel. If you have selected to use a custom scope and you send any out-of-scope items to the Spider, then Burp will automatically update this custom scope, rather than the Suite scope.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

v1.6.13

This release contains various bugfixes and minor enhancements, including:

  • Some bugs in the Target site map, which caused scope-based view filters to be sometimes misapplied, and orphaned tree nodes to occasionally appear, have now been fixed.
  • Burp now detects startup deadlocks caused by extensions, and doesn't reload them on the subsequent startup.
  • Burp now detects failure to delete temporary files on shutdown, and automatically deletes them on the next startup, without prompting the user.

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