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Re: Bad request for robotsxx.txt

  • Subject: Re: Bad request for robotsxx.txt
  • From: Blinky the Shark <no.spam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 11 Sep 2005 06:12:42 GMT
  • Newsgroups: alt.www.webmaster
  • Organization: http://blinkynet.net
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Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [Blinky the Shark] on Saturday 10 September 2005 22:48 \__
>> Brian Wakem wrote:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> [Sat Sep 10 07:31:08 2005] [error] [client] File
>>>> does not exist: /home/schestow/public_html/robotsxx.txt
>>> I just checked my error logs for this year on a busy site.  I have 5
>>> reqests for robotsxx.txt, all from, which is very
>>> similar to the IP address you noted.
>>> The IPs trace to Seoul.
>> I just found this opinion with a Google: "The robotsxx.txt is a bot:
>> PlantyNetWebRobotV1, out of hinet.com in Taiwan, and obviously
>> doesn't obey bot rules. Ban it."
>> That corresponds in part to a whois of that IP, which shows:
>> Network Name       : HANANET-HIGHBAN-PLANTYNET080
> Good job finding that little nugget of information. How about
> redirecting

Some kinds of sharks have to keep swimming to live; luckily, even for
these kinds, our time in the information ocean counts towards that
requirement.  :)

> all requests for robotxx.txt back to them? You know, to mess up their
> own logs... I already do that with /_vti_bin/owssvr.dll,
> /MSOffice/cltreq.asp

Interesting thought.

> and /_vti_pvt/service.pwd, all of which are redirected to
> microsoft.com/eat_your_own_garbage .

Heh.  :)

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