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Offline kf1p

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robot.txt logging into RCForb Server here
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:51:36 am »
On occasion I see someone or something log in as robot.txt on "Console" view
Is this a spambot or other such garbage ???   
What is this and how do I block this???

Please be specific.   OS is WIN 10

Make the instructions simple.....so those that are not the Conputer Gurus may implement this.

Thank you in advance for a solution.

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Re: robot.txt logging into RCForb Server here
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 01:58:32 pm »
Not sure what would be going on. When you see it again would you copy and paste the console into a text file and attach it here.

Left click and drag the mouse to highlight a few lines before the robot.txt to a few lines after. Then a CRTL-C will copy it. Open Notepad and do a CRTL-V, save it and attach to your reply.
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Re: robot.txt logging into RCForb Server here
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 07:05:21 am »
Either someone has robot.txt as a username (there isn't) or more likely a call is being made by a connection for a file called for robot.txt. When search engines like Google attempt to automatically index a site they look for any exclusions in the robots.txt file.
If you want to test this theory connect to your server through a browser using the format http://yourserverurl:4525/robots.txt/ where yourseverurl:4525 is the actual IP address and port of your server.
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Re: robot.txt logging into RCForb Server here
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 04:15:18 pm »
It looks like one of those Web Crawlers attempting to "log In" and see what is here.

I will copya nd paste and send if it happens again.

Thank You for the two replies....