Hey guys, any help would be appreciated.
So I've banned certain ips from being able to access data on a domain by adding "deny from *****" clauses in an htaccess file in the root directory of the domain.
I have tested its functionality by adding my own IP, and immediately I cannot access any data in the root dir or any sub-dirs of the site, indicating that htaccess is working.
However, despite doing this, I keep seeing other banned ips (specifically ones from facebook's thumbnail crawler or something) showing up downloading massive amounts of data.
Is there a way that htaccess's ability to recognize the IP is different than webalizer, and therefore, the IP that webalizer is displaying is not actually what htaccess sees, which is why it is not being banned?
Because that is the only explanation I can think of.