[NBLUG/talk] webserver abuse

Bob Blick bblick at sonic.net
Mon Jan 24 15:22:07 PST 2005

I use awstats to generate stats on my vanity website. Normally there is
about 200 to 250 megs a day of traffic, but last Wednesday I had triple
that, and it was all from one ip address, which was going
through my site one link at a time, and then repeating over and over.
Whois on it leads me to some place in Iran. I grep my logs for similar
numbers, and I see some traffic from similar numbers, all whois the same
name as the technical contact. So I just decided to block all of Iran in
my .htaccess file:

order allow,deny
deny from 80.191.
allow from all

But I think it's time to switch to all-PHP for everything, and do some
quotas.  What with brain-dead robots last month spidering the same file
over and over, this is bumming me out.

Does anyone have any ideas how best to do this, or links?



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