Msg#: 4444 posted 11:38 am on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)
It's a serious question and has nothing to do with spam. I give as much information as possible so you can see it's true. I really appreciate a solution. I already tried Options -Indexes, but that doesn't work.
Msg#: 4444 posted 12:45 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)
When you have index.html (or default.html or index.htm ...) in each (sub-)directory, then a 404 error redirection in .htaccess, the listing of files doesn't show and the user can only download the files he knows about.
[Leosghost] Sorry about that. I posted the link only for completeness, so that you can try it yourself.
[DanA] I have a html file in each directory. With a "normal" brower you are right, but FlashGet "Site Explorer" shows a directory listing even when there's an index.html (or what ever) in that directory. Only password protected directories are not accessible (not hidden!)
If a client cannot be effectively blocked by IP address or by user-agent, then it can often be blocked behaviourally. Two useful scripts have been posted here, one of which uses a honeypot approach, and the other which uses a rate-of-requests detection approach. I would think that either of them would be able to stop this client. See [webmasterworld.com...] message #9.