Gang I need help...I recently followed a link from Incredibills.blogspot,and found a great couple of threads talking about a subject,which had aroused my suspicions in the hosting back office..regarding site hijacking and fake robots and scrapers. Thanks to the guys of those threads i organised my .htaccess files and.. surprise my my real traffic and views have been steadily on the rise.
However guys after putting in this code below in .htaccess. from those particular threads.. It works great..but for some reasons i cannot block individual IP's. The ip,s I want to block and put in .htacces still continue to crawl my site..what can i do to rectify this?
here is exactley my .htaccess ========================================= AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5 .php <Files 403.shtml> order allow,deny allow from all </Files> <FilesMatch "\.(s?html?Šphp?)$"> # BrowserMatchNoCase Googlebot rDNSbot BrowserMatchNoCase msnbot rDNSbot BrowserMatchNoCase Slurp rDNSbot BrowserMatchNoCase Teoma rDNSbot # SetEnvIf Request_URI "/path-to-custom-403-page\.shtml$" AllowAll # Order Deny,Allow Deny from env=rDNSbot Allow from env=AllowAll Allow from googlebot.com Allow from search.live.com Allow from crawl.yahoo.net Allow from ask.com Allow from inktomisearch.com
</FilesMatch> deny from 38.99.44.** deny from 72.36.94.*** deny from 128.174.254.** deny from 216.95.221.** deny from 213.232.196.*** deny from 81.172.95.*** deny from 66.249.17.*** ============================================
[edited by: volatilegx at 1:53 pm (utc) on Aug. 2, 2007] [edit reason] obfuscated IP addresses [/edit]