[Dshield] What is this?

John Sage jsage at finchhaven.com
Sat Jul 13 14:24:46 GMT 2002

On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 06:25:52PM +0300, Antti Tolamo wrote:
> I've been getting these alteast two days, from same source.
> Somebody going through my servers Apache document  webpages.
> This is only the part of files looked.
> Yes, I do have the Apache's own web pages as a default web page
> on root source: What's a 'Scooter' ? A robot?

You might want to read up on creating a robots.txt file in your web
server's root directory, and on adding a robots META tag to your web

Many of the legitimate spiders actually honor such a thing.



and specifically:


"The Robots Exclusion Protocol:

A Web site administrator can indicate which parts of the site
should not be vistsed by a robot, by providing a specially formatted
file on their site, in http://.../robots.txt.

The Robots META tag:

A Web author can indicate if a page may or may not be indexed,
or analysed for links, through the use of a special HTML META tag."


- John
"Obviously, we do not want to leave zombies around."

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