Yahoo! Slurp China has just violated our robots.txt, which contains both the following entries (to be sure one of them will work!)
User-agent: Yahoo! Slurp China
User-agent: Slurp China
lj910157.inktomisearch.com - - [18/Jul/2006:14:08:13 +1000] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.0" 200 1815 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Yahoo! Slurp China; [misc.yahoo.com.cn...]
lj910193.inktomisearch.com - - [18/Jul/2006:14:08:23 +1000] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 403 - "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Yahoo! Slurp China; [misc.yahoo.com.cn...]
Luckily I still had mod_rewrite blocking it.
Yahoo_Mike: Please would you confirm what is the correct syntax to successfully block Yahoo! Slurp China via robots.txt. Thanks.
P.S. I wrote to Yahoo! via the help form on their site more than two weeks ago, asking the same thing. I haven't had any reply, not even an automated one.