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<p class="MsoNormal"><a name="_MailEndCompose"><span style="color:#1F497D">As a follow up, I&#8217;ve found that the perl_lib/robots.pm that I found is related to AWSTATS &#8211; so that isn&#8217;t going to help here.&nbsp; So please ignore that bit of info.<o:p></o:p></span></a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D">-Brian.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:18.0pt;color:#323E4F">Brian D. Gregg<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:#323E4F">Solutions Architect
</span></i><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:#323E4F">|<i> Manager Systems Development<o:p></o:p></i></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#323E4F">University of Pittsburgh | University Library System<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#323E4F">Address: </span><a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7500&#43;Thomas&#43;Blvd,&#43;Pittsburgh,&#43;PA&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=41.117935,-77.604698&amp;sspn=7.662465,13.73291&amp;oq=7500&#43;Tho&amp;t=h&amp;hnear=7500&#43;Thomas&#43;Blvd,&#43;Pittsburgh,&#43;Pennsylvania&#43;15208&amp;z=17" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0563C1">7500
 Thomas Blvd.&nbsp; Room 129 Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></a><span style="color:#323E4F"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#17365D">Tel: (412) 648-3264 | Email: </span>
<a href="mailto:bdgregg@pitt.edu"><span style="color:#0563C1">bdgregg@pitt.edu</span></a><span style="color:#17365D"> | Fax: (412) 648-3585<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b>From:</b> eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Brian D. Gregg<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Friday, December 19, 2014 11:40 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [EP-tech] How to modify robots.txt and add a new bot?<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">All,<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I&#8217;ve noticed that we are getting crawled by what seems to be a newer robot &#8220;AhrefsBot&#8221; (<a href="http://ahrefs.com">http://ahrefs.com</a>) That also seems to be ignoring the &#8220;Disallow: /cgi/&#8221; stanza as when looking at the logs or the apache
 server-status it is hitting things in /cgi.&nbsp; <span style="font-family:Wingdings">
L</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">As a first measure to reign this bot in I&#8217;d like to add a parameter to the default robots.txt file &#8220;Crawl-Delay: 2&#8221; per their documentation (<a href="https://ahrefs.com/robot/">https://ahrefs.com/robot/</a>) but not finding a simple way
 of doing in EPrints so I started to go through the files and ran across: perl_lib/EPrints/Apache/RobotsTxt.pm where I see what is the default definition for the robots.txt file.&nbsp; I&#8217;ve updated that file and restarted the web server but alas the robots.txt file
 does not change.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">So two questions:<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">1.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Does anyone have a hint on what needs to be done to identify a new bot correctly? &nbsp;I&#8217;ve also found the perl_lib/robots.pm but not sure where to add the AhrefsBot to the file.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="mso-list:Ignore">2.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span><![endif]>Does anyone know how to update the robots.txt file?&nbsp; Is it per archive?<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Thanks,<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Brian Gregg.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:18.0pt;color:#323E4F">Brian D. Gregg<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:#323E4F">Solutions Architect
</span></i><span style="font-size:14.0pt;color:#323E4F">|<i> Manager Systems Development<o:p></o:p></i></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#323E4F">University of Pittsburgh | University Library System<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#323E4F">Address: <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7500&#43;Thomas&#43;Blvd,&#43;Pittsburgh,&#43;PA&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=41.117935,-77.604698&amp;sspn=7.662465,13.73291&amp;oq=7500&#43;Tho&amp;t=h&amp;hnear=7500&#43;Thomas&#43;Blvd,&#43;Pittsburgh,&#43;Pennsylvania&#43;15208&amp;z=17" target="_blank">
7500 Thomas Blvd.&nbsp; Room 129 Pittsburgh, PA 15208</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#17365D">Tel: (412) 648-3264 | Email: <a href="mailto:bdgregg@pitt.edu">
bdgregg@pitt.edu</a> | Fax: (412) 648-3585<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
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