[thelist] Hide entire directory from search engines?

Hassan Schroeder hassan.schroeder at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 11:20:35 CDT 2008

On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 7:32 AM, Stephen Rider <evolt_org at striderweb.com> wrote:
> If nothing links to them, the bots shouldn't find them anyway.

In theory that's true, but it only takes one inadvertent exposure -- via
archived email that gets spidered, or whatever -- to blow that cover. :-)

It's not something I'd count on for sensitive material, and too often an
'include' will contain things like DB passwords that you *really* don't
want public.

Outside the web root or password-protected (or in Java, in WEB-INF)
is much safer.

Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder at gmail.com

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