robots.txt - Forbidden Directories

The Laboratory for Dependable Distributed Systems at the RWTH Aachen has gathered some statistics about directories forbidden by robots.txt files. There are some interesting entries there, e.g. "private", "secure", ...

Many people don't realize that the robots.txt files contain nothing more than hints for spiders, they do not "protect" you in any way. On the contrary, you're pointing potential attackers right where you absolutely don't want to have them.

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Biferno - Reinvent the Wheel

From tabasoft.it:

Biferno is a new generation, Cross Platform Web Scripting Language that allows developers the rapid implementation of dynamic Web applications and of Web sites that offer a high degree of user interactivity.

Biferno is an Open Source Project distributed under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, its current version is 1.2.0.

So what's wrong with PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby (on Rails)? Why develop yet another (web) scripting language, especially one which looks like an exact PHP clone? Can anyone enlighten me why they're doing it and what they see as advantages over other languages?

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Mambo Fork

Ok, so it seems the Mambo Foundation (or Miro, the company behind it) wants to take over control of the GPL'd content management system Mambo. The core developers have written an open letter to the community and want to fork the project. Slashdot reported.

Miro has now answered a few questions, see The Mambo Open Source Controversy - 20 Questions With Miro. Again, Slashdot reported.

Among the things the Mambo Foundation introduces are membership fees for 3rd party developers (US$ 1000 per year) and several penalties (even monetary) in the Terms & Conditions for developers who don't follow the rules.

Funny guys...

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