| 10:18 am on Mar 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Xenu never reads robots.txt, so don't bother guessing a User-agent (it even ignores *).
Configure your web server to block it, based on the agent field. For Apache you use RewriteCond/RewriteRule in .htaccess or httpd.conf. Find details in the related forum, or in server docs.
But, be cautious, because blocking a link-checking tool, is a good way of causing people to remove their "dead links" to your site.
| 10:31 am on Mar 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I use the app to check both my internal links and external links.
External site's will only get 1 request from the app from me.
Occasionally I get a 403 error in the report with a site, when I do a manual check I usally find the site is fine, so they probably don't allow that program on their site: wich they have every right to!
Make sure you issue a 403 access denied response and NOT a 404 Not Found to that user agent.
People using the app to check their links will probably interprete a 403 as that you banned that specific user agent and they will check manually. When they see a 404 they will probably not check and remove the link.
| 9:36 pm on Mar 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I have no links as this is a brand new domain.
I'm on a Windows server so cannot use htaccess
Not a big deal- just irksome.
| 9:59 pm on Mar 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|I'm on a Windows server so cannot use htaccess |
Take a look at ISAPI Rewrite Lite:
or one of the other IIS rewrite solutions.
| 12:55 am on Mar 12, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Thanks- I'm aware of it, but am on a Virtual Server.
I hope to get a dedicated soon.