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11:19 am on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi All

Just checking through our stats for one of our sites and has appeared that we are getting a quite a few visits from "a" or "various" unknown user agents.

What would these be? Could they be an undesirable spider, a genuine spider or a browser not recognized by our system?

We could block all requests from unknown user agents but will that stop genuine spiders or unknown user browsers?

Thanks

Steve

11:39 am on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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See my message #113 [webmasterworld.com] in A Close to perfect .htaccess ban list [webmasterworld.com].

Andreas

11:05 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Why would you want to stop them from hitting your site?