[mythtv-users] Google ate my recordings
glenn at saskatoon.com
Tue Oct 24 18:12:57 UTC 2006
First, I do recognize that I am an idiot and that this is entirely my fault.
The point of this post is mostly a reminder to not be stupid like me.
I recently migrated my myth install to a new server and rather than setup the
appropriate security on mythweb I just blocked outside access. It was good
enough for the moment. My daughter's first birthday comes along and I want
to through a video up for an aunt that couldn't come so I (ENTIRELY without
thinking) enable http access from outside on the server. Stupid! The next
day my wife says that about 3:00 all of the recordings disappeared from myth.
Strange... I begin investigating and find that they have been deleted from
the web interface. Checking the apache access logs reveals that the culprit
is none other than googlebot which seems to have crawled my pages and
followed the link into mythweb. googlebot seems to have followed the delete
links and voila no more recordings.
I would have thought that mythweb "Are you sure?" dialogs would have stopped
the googlebot but it doesn't seem so. If anyone is interested I can post the
access logs from apache.
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