-- Search Engine Spider and User Agent Identification
---- Best method of blocking?
bhukkel - 11:47 am on Aug 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
My preferred method is to do the same in MySQL and PHP at the beginning of all your scripts or files and keep all the data crunching out of Apache because it's flaky at best.
This is also my method. When you download ip info from arin, ripe etc and import it in the database you are more on autopilot for blocking countries. When you combine this with known blocklist like stopforumspam the protection get even better.