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From "Joost de Heer" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: How to close connection instead of sending 403?
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2005 07:04:50 GMT
dtufs said:
> We have been trying to cut down our bandwidth usage by
> disallowing access for many spammers and malevolent
> bots. We are currently doing it via .htaccess and
> respond with the "403 Forbidden" code.
> However, this still costs us some bandwidth. What we
> would like to do is close the connection without even
> responding to any bad's visitor request. Bad visitor
> is detected by examining the user agent and/or
> referrer, or requested URI (never by examining the IP
> address).

What you need is an IPS system.


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