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by JohnSpace87y5t in Challenge Help about October 17, 2016 closed - report

Basic 3 Assistance


Hello all,

Alright so I think the information has somthing to do with the pages robot.txt, But apparently the one I am viewing isnt the correct one. The one I am viewing leaves a cryptic message, "stay in the mission". I know that the sites robot.txt controls what the spiderbots can and cant index, and im wondering, can I access the directories that robot.txt dissallows? Is that a directory with information or and am I even on the correct track? Theres a dircetory? called secret_admin, but when i try to redirect the page to that via url manipulation, I get a 404 error. Ive searched the pages code and wasnt able to find anything useful. I suspect the information is held in secret_admin. Any hints or help that anyone could give me on how to access that or anything else would be much appreicated. Im also curious, is it possible to get a view of all possible directories to access on the page, hidden or not? 



John S.

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    by acidflash about October 17, 2016 Best answer


    You can access the hidden files, yes, the robots just tells crawlers not to "index" them. As for dir's your referring to, I dont seem them in the robots.txt of basic 3, are you sure your in the right mission? You seem to be on the right track, but the signs your referring to are completely different then what I am getting, are you sure its Basic 3?

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