The Robot Application Functions (RAFs) in the filter.conf file can be used to create and modify filter definitions. The file filter.conf is located in the /var/opt/SUNWportal/searchservers/instanceName/config directory.
The following figure shows how the robot works.
The filter.conf file contains definitions for the enumeration and generation filters. Each of these filters invokes a set of rules which are stored in the filterrules.conf file. The filter definitions contain instructions that are specific to each filter while the filter rules contain the rules used by both filters.
To understand how filter rules are defined, examine the filterrules.conf file. Note that you typically need not manually edit this file since you can create filter rules from the administration console.
For an example of filter definitions, examine the filter.conf file. Edit the filter.conf file only to modify the filters in a way that is not accommodated in the administration console, such as instructing the robot to enumerate some resources without generating resources for them.