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about blocking java based bad bots but allowing Google and Yahoo java based bots access. I just implemented the rules posted and I am blocking Google bots from newer IP addresses like [22.214.171.124...]
The original code was created by jdMorgan. Have you updated the routine you created in 2005? I sure could use it if you have! Tonerman
That should take care of it.
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Your code sure does kill the java site scrapers! Haven't seen one in the logs since we turned it on this AM. Very kind of you to share it with others. Thanks, Tonerman
No, as a matter of fact, I appreciate you posting this new IP address range, because I was unaware of it; One effect of blocking common scrapers *seems* to be that the more you block, the fewer attempts your site is subjected to over time. I mean, I think there are target site lists, and once you take action, they take you off the 'easy targets' list, probably because some of the hard targets report their activities to their hosting providers and ISPs... :)
There arwe 600 total known Google Data Center IP addresses. Using only the first three parts of the address the 600 ip addresses boiled down to the following: