| 3:22 pm on Jan 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Turn off the autoindexing option on your server.
| 3:34 pm on Jan 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
How to "Turn off the autoindexing option on your server"?
| 10:43 pm on Jan 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|Turn off the autoindexing option on your server. |
Yeap - but what's with programs like nessus - how do they locate directories not linked anywhere and not autoindexed due index.html?
I do not have forbidden dirs in robots.txt for hiding reasons and do block this directories within the <DIRECTORY> container. How can they scan/browse for my dirs?
| 7:46 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
In the proper directory container:
Place an Option -Indexes statement if server is Apache
If your server is other than Apache, read the fine Manual ,you are on your own, good luck.
Option statement options:
If a URL which maps to a directory is requested, and there is no DirectoryIndex (e.g., index.html) in that directory, then mod_autoindex will return a formatted listing of the directory.
| 7:52 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I haven't a clue about that particular scanning tool .... however it uses known holes and several products have been known to provide ways of doing regular directory reading through them as opposed to using the servers methods.
The so called "highlight" bug in phpBB ... now why did both the phpBB folks and the PHP folks release fixes aimed at this ...
Interesting being a nobody .... oh well back to the drawing board.
| 9:59 am on Jan 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
None of this really has anything to do with my post. I can prevent Yahoo from getting to stuff I don't want it to get to in varous ways. The issue was, it looks like Yahoo is scanning directories, even if the directory itself isn't linked from somewhere (just something IN the directory is linked).
| 3:54 pm on Jan 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
"Recently I wrote a little Perl utility called <widget.cgi>"
Is it possible that somewhere somehow that the widget.cgi routine url got out into the "wild" via your very own browser providing it as the refering page to a website that in turn created a link to it via a system that they run that shows referers and refering urls?
There are tons of such tracking systems out there.
Internet connected systems leak information like a split in half supertankers.
| 4:03 pm on Jan 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Now is it really Yahoo that is hiting the directory or something faking being Yahoo?
Yahoo's bot may also choping off the tail end of urls as it does it work .... like maybe a buffer (hunk of memory) somewhere is too small ....
In any event, if the webserver isn't producing an index for the directory, a path exists through _code on your system_ that allows such a directory to be produced.
| 11:22 am on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|Is it possible that somewhere somehow that the widget.cgi routine url got out into the "wild" via your very own browser providing it as the refering page to a website that in turn created a link to it via a system that they run that shows referers and refering urls? |
Nope. My program didn't access other pages, and I never went to another external page from it.
|Now is it really Yahoo that is hiting the directory or something faking being Yahoo? |
If they're faking Yahoo then they're doing a pretty good job, since that means they also got the unlinked directory into Yahoo's database (which was the point of my original post).