Danger! I just found this product that claims to automatically fill users logfiles with false hits - the author states this is to confuse sysadmins and hope for traffic from public stats trackers. Does anyone know how to block this sort of thing?
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Most of the logfile spammers won't respond to 403-Forbidden status, so for the ones that hit several times every day, I rewrite their requests to a zero-byte page just to conserve bandwidth. If you have server config privileges, you can set your server to not log those requests, but it's usually not worth the bother -- I just ignore them.