Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 188.8.131.52
I found on another site that it is "Internet Direct Library for Borland (used as E-Mail collector)." So what can I do opposed to banning the ip?
[edited by: korkus2000 at 5:41 pm (utc) on June 10, 2002]
SetEnvIf User-Agent ^Mozilla.*Indy keep_out
allow from all
deny from env=keep_out
korkus2000, below is explicitly the answer you don't want. It has worked for me so far, however. And I have never had any requests from these two IP addresses that did not involve Indy Library (I watch my access logs for 403s very carefully on this account).
deny from 210.82.
deny from 211.101.
Both of these are Mozilla/3.0 (compatible; Indy Library) from Beijing, China
(I never know whether to write "Thank you" notes. On the one hand, no one learns anything from reading them. And on the other hand, it looks as if you are unappreciative or ignoring the responder if you don't write one. So what is to be done?)
184.108.40.206 - - [13/Jul/2002:23:54:36 -0700] "GET /folder/filename.html HTTP/1.1" 403 302 "http://www.google.com/search?hl=iw&inlang=iw&ie=ISO-8859-8-I&q=searchword+searchword+searchword+searchword&btnG=%E7%E9%F4%E5%F9+%E1%E2%E5%E2%EC" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)"
APNIC Whois says 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168 is registered to the "beijing branch" of china-netcom.com
I forgot to remove " deny from 210.82. " from my .htaccess file when I added " SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "indy library" keep_out ", and now I've blocked someone through carelessness.
If it's any comfort?
We are after all only human!
The visitor was looking for the frequency of keywords. Although they specified "searchword."
Keywords with only a few exceptions are ineffective with todays SE's. Though that doesn't stop me from creating them off the content of each page.
22.214.171.124 - - [14/Jul/2002:06:06:09 -0700] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 403 - "-" "Mozilla/3.0 (compatible; Indy Library)"
126.96.36.199 - - [14/Jul/2002:06:06:09 -0700] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 403 - "-" "Mozilla/3.0 (compatible; Indy Library)"
188.8.131.52 - - [14/Jul/2002:06:06:09 -0700] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 403 - "-" "Mozilla/3.0 (compatible; Indy Library)"
184.108.40.206 - - [14/Jul/2002:06:06:09 -0700] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 403 - "-" "Mozilla/3.0 (compatible; Indy Library)"
Maybe I mislead by substituting "searchword" for the actual words? It was a real search, of the form "map+of+north+dakota".
<quote> We are after all only human! </quote> Are you sure? Remember, this is the Internet. I might be a human or I might not be. :) But thank you for the thought!
Since the address harvesting tool using that library doesn't seem to be written with the ability to change the UA, blocking that looks like the preferrable method.
The computer industry for some decades has been trying to inject a "human personal instict" in computers.
Although they have come along way in analyzing situations nothing replaces or even compares to the logic and feeling of another mind and heart.
Unless it's a similar weak mind or heart ;-)[TIC]
As I've made clear on more than one occassion! The methods I use are specific for my sites and should be determined by the market each website serves.
This past week I put up an equine sale in Michigan online. Yesterday a visitor from Yugoslavia wasted much unneccessary bandwidth by viewing every pedigree (family tree) for a Michigan Sale. 403.
I did however confine my 403 to xxx.xxx.xxx. which somewhat limits innocence.