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Potbot not respecting robots.txt



12:32 pm on Jan 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Maybe somebody is interested in this:

I had a visit by Potbot 1.0 (IP: It read the robots.txt file and then proceeded to browse through directories which were disallowed (automatically getting banned in the process).


1:09 pm on Jan 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member korkus2000 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

We had a discussion on potbot earlier.

little guy must be in full server abuse mode.


1:59 pm on Jan 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I know, but so far nobody has reported abuses by potbot (which is why I made this post)

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