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    SitePoint Addict tempyyyst's Avatar
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    Getting hit hard by a particular IP address

    I'm getting hammered by requests from the IP 81.93.164.146 with the following kind of entries in my log files (filenames removed):

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    81.93.164.146 - - [18/Feb/2005:10:40:50 +0000] "GET /xxxxx/xxxxxx HTTP/1.1" 200 10905 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)"
    Every often it looks for robots.txt so I presume it's some kind of spider.

    Is there any way I can block requests from that IP. Obviously I would use robots.txt to do something if it identified itself correctly in the logs.

    Or any other tricks I can use to get rid of this unwelcome guest?

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    SitePoint Evangelist comfixit's Avatar
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    Well you could block the IP. I dont know if your hosted locally or remotely. If you have root access to the machine you should be able to set a filter for that IP specificaly. If it is remotely hosted you might need to talk to the webmaster and see what options you have.

    The solution if your hosting it localy will depend on what platform your hosting on and what hardware sits between you and your broadband access.


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