Hi Kaya, Yes, if you don't use any front webserver (ie Apache or nginx), you should put robots.txt directly into /ROOT directory of tomcat (if this one listen on port 80). After that, you can simply test your set up, trying to join http://youdomain.org/robots.txt. If you don't find it this way, bots won't find it neither.
Concerning the disallow directives, it is your choice to let the bots to index what you want/need. My advice would be the make an inventory of space and actions you don't want to index. You could take this one as example: http://cdlsworld.xwiki.com/robots.txt Finally, it's funny you're asking about the fact that bots could harass your server, because almost everyone want them (except for bad robots) to come indexing their websites :-) Anyway, I don't think that robots could take a remarkable amount of trafic. But the users who find your content through search engines, will ;-) I guess it's what you want. Regards, -- Guillaume Fenollar XWiki SysAdmin Tel : +33 (0)22.214.171.124.97 2012/1/8 Kaya Saman <kayasa...@gmail.com> > Hi, > > in the Xwiki documentation for the robots.txt file it says to put it in > the webserver configuration. > > http://platform.xwiki.org/**xwiki/bin/view/AdminGuide/** > Performances#HRobots.txt<http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/AdminGuide/Performances#HRobots.txt> > > On Tomcat where would this go? - Directly on the webapps/ROOT/ directory?? > > > Also the directives used it claims: > > # It could be also usefull to block certain spaces from crawling, > # especially if this spaces doesn't provide new content > > > Should the: /xwiki/bin/view/Photos/ portion also be excluded?? > > > Just as a last thing, what kind of performance benefits would be adhered > to by stopping crawlers? > > I am imagining: CPU, RAM, Network B/W........ > > > Regards, > > > Kaya > > ______________________________**_________________ > users mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.xwiki.org/**mailman/listinfo/users<http://lists.xwiki.org/mailman/listinfo/users> > _______________________________________________ users mailing list email@example.com http://lists.xwiki.org/mailman/listinfo/users