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With "Site Explorer" you can browse through the directories of your web server (Apache).
FlashGet's "Site Explorer" fakes a Windows 98 system with IE
"GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 20385 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.00; Windows 98)"
With "Site Explorer" and the download manager FlashGet you can download everything that's displayed in "Site Explorer" (images, php-files etc)
From the manual:
The Site Explorer lets you explore FTP or HTTP servers. The site explorer acts much like a Windows Explorer.
Just type in a URL into the address bar to start browsing!
Double-click any files to download them (or open the directory).
What can we do to prevent this. Some directories must have read rights to operate.
[edited by: jdMorgan at 8:28 pm (utc) on Aug. 25, 2005]
[edit reason] removed URL per TOS. [/edit]
I have a html file in each directory.
With a "normal" brower you are right, but FlashGet "Site Explorer" shows a directory listing even when there's an index.html (or what ever) in that directory.
Only password protected directories are not accessible (not hidden!)
If a client cannot be effectively blocked by IP address or by user-agent, then it can often be blocked behaviourally. Two useful scripts have been posted here, one of which uses a honeypot approach, and the other which uses a rate-of-requests detection approach. I would think that either of them would be able to stop this client. See [webmasterworld.com...] message #9.