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checking my online logs today I noticed a visitor who is looping through the same cycle of 10 images on one of my sites. The requests are a constant loop, it takes less than a second to loop through and then it starts again. So far today it's thousands of requests.
a sample log entry is :-
www.xxxxxxxxx 220.127.116.11 - - [17/Mar/2003:05:33:16 +0000] "GET /images/pic2.jpg HTTP/1.1" 304 - "http://www.xxxxxxxxx/xxxxxxx.html" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461; YComp 18.104.22.168)"
The return code is a 304 so nothing is being sent but it's impacting response times, so I added in a .htaccess to stop it, but that didn't work (see below) and now it's a 403 with data.
www.xxxxxxxxx 22.214.171.124 - - [17/Mar/2003:13:51:41 +0000] "GET /images/pic5.jpg HTTP/1.1" 403 665 "http://www.xxxxxxxxxxxx/xxxxxxx.html" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461; YComp 126.96.36.199)"
Has anybody got any suggestions (I tried suspendeding the site briefly but it's still coming back.
That's what I did,
I put up an htaccess file with
Allow from all
Deny from 188.8.131.52
which is when the return code went from a 304 to a 403.
Regarding the abuse, I think it's more the dump bot has got itself caught in an infinite loop, and I want to break the cycle.