Kendo - 6:34 am on May 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
kendo - you really need to read up on mail and web differences. There is no way that me blocking your mail server from accessing my WEB site on port 80 will affect the capability of your mail server from accepting mail from my on-server mail server sending on port 25
This is the first mention of blocking
port 80 in this thread and it is most important because most visitors will not know that web traffic can be limited to certain ports. If they do not know that, then they are likely to block the IP outright and the methods for doing that are diverse.
When someone adds rules to block an IP range will they indeed specify that the rule only apply to port 80, 8080, 443 or any of many different ports are used by different web editors and web services such as ftp, chats, conferencing, media streaming, etc?
Would not these people noticing such bots and not really knowing what their real purpose is, be inclined to block their IP ranges from all services (across all ports) and be done with it?