Re: htdig: geocities robots.txt

Geoff Hutchison (
Mon, 14 Dec 1998 21:42:29 -0500

At 4:54 PM -0500 12/14/98, Ryan Scott wrote:
>I still cannot index geocities pages. Here's what they put in their
>robots.txt file:
># htdig knows where to go.
>User-agent: htdig/3.1.0b1

>I'm not too familiar with how it is all supposed to be but it appears this
>doesn't cut it. I'm trying to index various neighborhoods on request of the
>folks running those neighborhoods, in case you were a wonderin.

Either get Geocities to set the User-agent: htdig or set the robotstxt_name
option to "htdig/3.1.0b1" in your conf file. The problem is that the
robots.txt name must match *exactly* and it doesn't.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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