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Spider not honoring "robots.txt"
herb




msg:222296
 8:26 pm on Mar 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Just found ATW crawling through a spider banned forum. Grabbed the entire forum

User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin
Disallow: /images
Disallow: /forum

66.77.73.32 - - [01/Mar/2004:12:30:03 -0700] "GET /forum/viewforum.php?f=3& HTTP/1.0" 200 18718 "-" "Yahoo-VerticalCrawler-FormerWebCrawler/3.9 crawler at trd dot overture dot com; htXp://www.alltheweb.com/help/webmaster/crawler"

 

Rumbas




msg:222297
 8:11 am on Mar 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

That's odd herb. Are you sure your robots.txt is valid?

[searchengineworld.com...]

Otherwise try disallowing user-agent: slurp

marcs




msg:222298
 8:18 am on Mar 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

How old is your robots.txt file?

Maybe the bot isn't aware of the new restrictions yet...

herb




msg:222299
 1:33 pm on Mar 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

"That's odd herb. Are you sure your robots.txt is valid?"

The robots file is and has been valid.

Ink has spidered the site ignoring the restricted areas for the past year. This just started two days ago.

Yesterday it was visiting about once an hour and grabbing only the forums.

Received a message from the folks at Yahoo and they are reviewing the situation.

Rumbas




msg:222300
 8:46 pm on Mar 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Glad to hear somebody's on it for you herb. Let's know how it went.

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