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>>putting the ban in the httpd.conf would be a good idea
I've heard the same thing, it's faster.
>>restart the Apache to get it work
How often are you going to have to change it though? More than Apache would have to read the .htaccess file? ;)
>>right syntax would be
wish I could help there, I think it's the way to go, I'm sure someone will come along and know. My 0.02 is to go with the speedy option. AFAIK most people use .htaccess only because they are on a shared server, im not sure though.
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