| 5:45 am on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
To get a definitive answer to your question, you'd probably need to post the 2 headers that were invalid according to the script. Were any of the server variables blank?
| 10:27 am on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
don't use any doggone scripts.
In any event, I've bigger dragons to sleigh temporarily.
Can I add an exception for UA's? to the header lines?
| 11:25 am on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
those headers are typically sent by proxy servers and AOL users typically access web pages through proxy servers.
| 12:19 am on Nov 20, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Don, try removing all instances of:
| 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.
| 4:20 am on Nov 20, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Thanks phran and keyplr.
| 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.
| 7:43 pm on Nov 20, 2012 (gmt 0)|
There are some proxy identifiers I've always found bad - I block those. But in any case I log all uses of a proxy and manually flip through them to check for abuse. G and Y feature prominently. :(
| 12:56 am on Nov 21, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I've had four valid users coming in on four valid searches.
They may be using proxies, however their certainly NOT do anything devious.