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    Track robotic user

    I have been tracking user with it's IP address but I found that there are number of ip address tracked in some series. I guess it might be because of robotic user. How can I block that user?
    For e.g: I am getting the data in this format. Here you can see the series of the data been tracked.
    1 United States 74.54.190.74 2009-11-08 02:28:43
    2 United States 74.55.248.114 2009-11-08 02:38:44
    3 United States 216.166.83.237 2009-11-08 02:48:44
    4 United States 74.54.190.74 2009-11-08 02:58:44
    5 United States 68.233.164.132 2009-11-08 03:03:45
    6 United States 74.55.248.114 2009-11-08 03:08:44
    7 United States 208.69.180.109 2009-11-08 03:13:44
    8 United States 65.36.241.79 2009-11-08 03:14:12
    9 United States 216.166.83.237 2009-11-08 03:18:43
    10 United States 208.81.177.178 2009-11-08 03:23:44
    11 United States 209.62.120.226 2009-11-08 03:28:43
    12 United States 69.12.104.162 2009-11-08 03:33:43
    13 United States 74.55.248.114 2009-11-08 03:38:42
    14 United States 216.166.83.237 2009-11-08 03:48:43

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    Many robots will obey directives in a robots.txt file. They may also supply a user agent string which identifies them.

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    You could also do it via apache
    http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/mod/mod_access.html

    Or via php, though this isn't the best result, but check the users IP address if it's in the list throw up a 404 error on them.


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