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I did a quick search for how to create a robots.txt file and found these two relevant links Google: Bing: Normally answers here should not be "link only" but this is such basic stuff and there are ...


I want to change access permission of robots.txt file to 403. Just my static ip can access directly not any one. This doesn't make sense. The only reason to have a robots.txt in the first place is to have it publicly accessible for search engines to determine if there are any URLs that should not be crawled. Blocking robots.txt with a 403 HTTP response is ...


I'm answering this myself. If both allow and disallow match, then compare the length of the paths. The longer one wins. If both are of the same length, then the least restrictive (allow) wins.

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