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KeepNI Tools, Frequently Asked Questions



1)   Can KeepNI handle active pages like asp or php pages?

2)   Can I use KeepNI to check a new page I created?

3)   My web site is divided to several sections. is it possible to scan them one at a time ?

4)   Do I have to scan the entire website every time?

5)   There is a password protected area in my web site. Can KeepNI scan this area?

6)   Is it possible to avoid scan of the forums in my web site?

7)   Some of the broken links are "Timed out" pages. Who can I be sure it is not temporary problem?

8)   Can KeepNI check media links, eg MP3, WMA ?

9)   My web site detects any massive page request from the same IP address as an attack on the website. How can I identify KeepNI's requests?




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Q-1: Can KeepNI handle active pages like asp or php pages?
A-1: Yes, KeepNI link checker get the web page the same way the end user gets it from the server so it doesn't mater
Whether  it’s a fixed page or a generated page.

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Q-2: Can I use KeepNI to check a new page I created?
A-2: Certainly, KeepNI has a predefine profile for checking single pages. After writing new page, and before linking other pages to it You can scan the new page with KeepNI to make sure all it's links are valid. You should select the "Single Page" profile, type the Page's URL in the URL edit box and click the scan button

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Q-3: My web site is divided to several sections. is it possible to scan them one at a time?
A-3: Yes, it can be easily done by restricting KeepNI Link checker to scan only pages that starts with the section's root path.
It is even possible to scan by sub domain if this is the case.

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Q-4: Do I have to scan the entire website every time?
A-4: After content update, it is highly recommended to do a full scan. In times when no content update is done, you can use The time saving rescan option to initiate a selective check of the "external" links (links point to external pages).
Rescan can be used during the process of fixing the broken links in order to refresh and update the reports. To do that You will have to set the rescan parameters to check only previously detected broken links.

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Q-5: There is a password protected area in my web site. Can KeepNI scan this area?
A-5: Yes, KeepNI can scan password protected areas.
KeepNI will prompt you with a dialog box the first time it detects a password request. Next time you will scan the site, KeepNI will automatically recall the password (passwords are kept in encrypted form). KeepNI saves the passwords only if you allow it. If you do not wish or not allowed to save passwords, KeepNI will prompt you every time it detects a password request.

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Q-6: Is it possible to avoid scan of the forums in my web site?
A-6: Yes, KeepNI's "Skip list" is a set of URL's that the scanner will ignore while crawling your web site.
Items in the "Skip list" can take the form of www.mysite.com/forums/* to avoid all pages start with www.mysite.com/forums/

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Q-7: Some of the broken links are "Timed out" pages. How can I be sure it is not a temporary problem?
A-7: Before KeepNI declare a page as "Timed out" it is checked again, if it doesn't respond the second time, it will be declared as broken link. An additional method to varify the validity of "Timed out" pages can be a limited rescan at a later time. To do so, use the rescan option. First set the rescan options to "broken pages", select "Scan page by status" to "Timeout" Then click the "Rescsn" button.

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Q-8: Can KeepNI check media links, eg MP3, WMA ?
A-8: Yes, KeepNI ckeck media links.

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Q-9: My web site detects any massive page request from the same IP address as an attack on the website. How can I identify KeepNI's requests?
A-9: KeepNI has a unique identification string to distinguish it from human visitors. The KeepNI ID string is: "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; KeepNI web site monitor)". Use this string to enable the access of KeepNI to the server.

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