[thelist] robots.txt

Paul Bennett paul at teltest.com
Mon Nov 17 21:22:49 CST 2003

Jeff Howden wrote:

>bots don't do anything different than a browser.  they issue a get request
>to specific address.
>if it were somehow possible to view the server-side logic of a cgi script,
>asp page, coldfusion template, etc, we'd all have much bigger problems than
like terrifying, recurring nightmares......

<tip type="Application development security">
Ensure that you have some kind of error reporting built into your 
applications, not only for development, but also for testing and 
security reporting.
Log failed queries, incoming data that is malformed, failed login 
attempts and anything else that you think would be of note if you had to 
come back in a few months and debug any unusual / suspicious activity. 
Also be sure to have some kind of event log so you can track who has 
performed what actions (like changing content).

Better safe than sorry

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