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From dtufs <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How to close connection instead of sending 403?
Date Sun, 19 Jun 2005 09:48:04 GMT

> I'm not sure apache can do that but I have one linux
> box setup as firewall, 
> patched with patch-o-matic and I do this what you
> want with iptables.

Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure I understand it
correctly, but this sounds like you are using the IP
addresses as the basis for the ban. However, as I
mentioned, we do not (and cannot) ban IP addresses. We
determine bad visitors by examining only the user
agent, referrer and requested URI.

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