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Why do I find entries for /robots.txt in my log files?

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They are probably from robots trying to see if you have specified any rules for them using the Standard for Robot Exclusion, see also below.

If you don't care about robots and want to prevent the messages in your error logs, simply create an empty file called robots.txt in the root level of your server.

Don't put any HTML or English language "Who the hell are you?" text in it -- it will probably never get read by anyone :-)