Whoops, just came by to post an unrelated question: Anyone know anything about Telentia
? I'd never heard of them, and neither apparently does Forums search. But one of my ongoing botnets turned up at
104.etcetera got a line to itself in htaccess because this is a new range that's getting assigned as we speak.
Might this go before or after canonical?
Since these are [F] rules, they go before any canonicalization redirects if that's what you meant. The index.html exemption is needed to prevent lockouts, since the redirect comes later.
Also, what does "boilerplate" refer to in this instance?
Is it a custom 403 or something else?
It's the name of the directory where I keep contact forms, legal stuff and similar. It does also happen to contain my error pages, but those get an [L] pass-- by individual page name-- at the very beginning. It's also the only directory whose inner pages are directly linked from the front page, hence the exemption.
Referer-based blocks by their nature will always be site-specific. Mine translate as
"request for any inner page giving front page as referer" (because these links don't occur except for /boilerplate/)
"request for front page giving itself as referer" (because self-referring links give me the fantods, and are in fact the main reason I even speak 2 words of php)
"request for anything, anywhere, giving a top-level named page as referer" (because these pages don't exist, period)