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 6:35 pm on Jan 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have a subdomain pointing at an affilite server.

reservations.mysite.com > points to affiliate servers IP address. This is set by my ISP so I have no control over this subdomain.

Is it possible to exclude this subdomain from being spidered by using the www.mysite.com/robots.txt If so what would the Disallow statement look like.

Thank you in advance



 1:09 am on Jan 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

You should just put a robots.txt document in the directory referred to by reservations.mysite.com and treat it like it's its own domain.


 8:39 am on Jan 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi Closed.

I don't have control over these subdomains. They have been set up by my ISP.

If I put the following statements

Disallow: /reservations.mysite.com/
Disallow: /guides.mysite.com/

In the robots.txt on mysite.com. Will this prevent links to these subdomains being spidered?


 2:54 pm on Jan 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

To answer your question, no.

Before crawling reservations.mysite.com, the robot will ask the server for reservations.mysite.com/robots.txt, not www.mysite.com/robots.txt. So what you should do is make a new robots.txt specifically for that subdomain, and put it in the same directory as reservations.mysite.com/index.html (or index.php or whatever your default page is).

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