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400 Xenu Link Sleuth hits this month

how do I block them.....

     
2:00 am on Aug 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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What is the proper robots text? Should I use an .htaccess. I will start with robots .txt disallow but I am not sure what to call it.
2:33 am on Aug 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Try here [robotstxt.org]. All you ever wanted to know about robots.txt in easy to understand chunks.
9:00 am on Aug 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Xenu, a (dead) link checher will not ask for robots.txt
you may find a list of resources by looking for "web spider traps" or "How to Defeat Bad Web Robots" with google
9:29 am on Aug 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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have you checkede the referrer? It sounds like someone with a link to your site has been frantically trying to clean up their site.

If it's all from a single referrer, an email asking for a bit of moderation (and deskchecking) might do the trick.