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Is this bot trap a good idea?

bot trap

   
10:46 pm on Jan 27, 2014 (gmt 0)



I love the idea of it but having .htaccess writeable makes me uneasy. Should it?

[wp-mix.com...]

Thx
1:26 am on Jan 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I don't know about "should". But it certainly gives me the willies, even though I know many people hereabouts do something of the kind.
1:54 am on Jan 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

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A very similar trap was posted here in WWF several years ago. I had to dig, but found the URL, don't know if it would link to the content today or not: at forum88/4242.htm
3:37 am on Jan 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

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don't know if it would link to the content today or not

Yes, it works fine: [webmasterworld.com...]

:: further experiment ::

Hm, that's interesting. If you say /forum88/ alone, it redirects to /php/ (the current name of the forum), but if you mix an old-style directory name with a recent post number-- or vice versa-- it's a 404.
 

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