One container: first one Limit Get, Put & second Limit Get, Head to make them different ?
If really one container, then one container on /home/user/.htaccess and the second more restrictive set on /home/user/public_html/.htaccess ? I may try that tonight ...
Deny From 178/8 # RIPE NCC
Allow From 216/8 # ARIN
-- 2nd container --
deny from 126.96.36.199# really bad Gogglebot spoofer
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