Msg#: 4520137 posted 3:24 am on Nov 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
those headers are typically sent by proxy servers and AOL users typically access web pages through proxy servers.
Any way to distinguish between proxy users who can't help it and proxies that are up to no good?
I recently had to de-block one fairly loathsome IP because my local county government uses them as a proxy. Personally I wouldn't give a squat-- the government offices that visit my own site tend to be several thousand miles away-- but I have to let them into the art studio's site. They pay its rent. And we share that part of our htaccess.
Msg#: 4520137 posted 4:37 am on Nov 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
I use a mod_rewrite condition/rule to block prox(i|y) in UA and referrer. The AOL traffic doesn't display any of that (only in headers) so the ones that do are using a proxy service by choice, presumably to hide something.