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sonicman
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:44 pm Reply with quote

I have Raven Nuke installed. I wanted to keep track of my visitors so I installed the ip tracking mod found on ravens site. I have noticed that google is hitting my modules.php file for example here is a link they hit

/modules.php?name=Statistics

I also noticed that google went to my ip tracking module

out of 190 hits google only hit my /index.php file 3 times
is it safe to allow google and other search engines access to /modules.php files or should I disallow. my robots.txt file is as follows

User-agent: *
Disallow: /abuse/
Disallow: /admin/
Disallow: /blocks/
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /db/
Disallow: /images/
Disallow: /includes/
Disallow: /language/
Disallow: /modules/
Disallow: /themes/
Disallow: /admin.php
Disallow: /config.php


What do you think,,, thanks
 
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Guardian2003
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Joined: Aug 28, 2003
Posts: 6792
Location: Ha Noi, Viet Nam

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:01 pm Reply with quote

It isn't unusual for modules.php to be indexed as that is one of the 'landing' pages so do not worry about that one.
I suspect that this is a new site or doesnt have much content yet?
 
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sonicman
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:15 pm Reply with quote

The site has been around a while, I had a bunch of content on it but I deleted everything and installed raven nuke, I modified alot of the files on php nuke for example I rewrote the weblinks section to allow non users to submit links, then I had a spammer issue with links, I did not know all I had to do was edit one number in the weblinks config.

So allowing google and other search sites to index my modules.php will not create any security issues. For future refereance what should I look for when it comes to google or other sites indexing my pages. What pages should they not access
 
Guardian2003
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:29 pm Reply with quote

They shouldnt index any pages listed in robots.txt or any files within the folders listed except of course for the index.php of any modules as these will be linked in to your homepage one way or another.
I normally recommend that Statistics and Memberlist and Search modules should always have Registered User permissions to access. You might want to take a look at the foum admin 'forum permissions' area in 'advanced mode' - make sure everything is set to a minimum of 'registered' accept 'view forum' which can be set to anonymous. That will help you with some basic spam avoidance.
If search engine optimisation is important to you, the next version of Raven Nuke has url re-writing installed (you just need to change one line to turn it on) and Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login! has an excellent mod for tweaking meta tags and createing an on-the-fly sitemap for google and the other bots.
 
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