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Hi,

 

Just had a look at "whos online" and I have the following :

 

48 Visitor(s) online (Considered inactive after 5 minutes. Removed after 15 minutes) edit - now 102 visitors!

4 Duplicate(s) IP(s)

47 Bot(s)

0 Myself!

-3 Real Customer(s)

 

Almost all of them are yahoo (mostly different Ip's) and 90% of them are looking at cookie usage.php

 

I have never seen this before, Should I be worried or is it just one of those things,

 

thanks,

 

anthony

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It is GOOD that yahoo is there, it means they are indexing your store. It is BAD that they are on cookie_usage.php. Do you have a robots.txt file in your stores root folder and a spider.txt file in your includes folder?

 

Spiders.txt comes with osC but an updated version can be found in the contributions along with robots.txt.

 

Also in your admin -> Configuration -> Sessions section here is what I have

 

Force Cookie Use False

Check SSL Session ID False

Check User Agent False

Check IP Address False

Prevent Spider Sessions True

Recreate Session False

 

If you install robots.txt files make sure you read my tips in the contribution. It is readable in any browser and you don't want to give a potential hacker any info you don't want people to know about.

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Many thanks for the info.

 

I know that seeing yahoo on my site is a good thing. Both Yahoo and googlebot are there almost every time I look at my whos online.

 

What is worrying to me is not the page that yahoo was viewing but the fact that yahoo was on my site 102 times! each bot with a diferent Ip address but most looking at the same page,

 

I will check my robots.txt and spiders.txt

 

I have both files - just perhaps robot.txt is not currently set to block cookie_usage.php

 

thanks again for your help,

 

any other comments welcome

 

It is GOOD that yahoo is there, it means they are indexing your store. It is BAD that they are on cookie_usage.php. Do you have a robots.txt file in your stores root folder and a spider.txt file in your includes folder?

 

Spiders.txt comes with osC but an updated version can be found in the contributions along with robots.txt.

 

Also in your admin -> Configuration -> Sessions section here is what I have

 

Force Cookie Use False

Check SSL Session ID False

Check User Agent False

Check IP Address False

Prevent Spider Sessions True

Recreate Session False

 

If you install robots.txt files make sure you read my tips in the contribution. It is readable in any browser and you don't want to give a potential hacker any info you don't want people to know about.

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yahoo/google are always on sites, reindexing, etc. as long as you dont have any sensitive info on the pages they are indexing then no problem.

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