lucy24 - 11:05 am on Dec 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
The bot I had, I discovered it would action a 301 redirection, so redirected it to its own IP, which reduced the server load to practically zero.
Ooh, must try that. Generally I just send 'em to 127.0.0.1 if they put me in a bad mood.
Quick look at htaccess suggests that a lot of bots have been making me grumpy in recent months.