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Re: new, not nice web bots disposal

On Wednesday 26 February 2020 13:50:40 Lee wrote:

> On 2/26/20, Gene Heskett <gheskett@shentel.net> wrote:
> > over the last 90 days or so, we seem to have been plauged with a new
> > breed of bots scanning our web pages, and they are not just indexing
> > our web pages I don't mind that, but they are ignoring our
> > robots.txt and are  mirroring anything apache2 can reach, including
> > stuff thats there but not reachable by a normal browser just looking
> > around and clicking on links.
>   <.. snip ..>
> > To add a new rule, covering that whole 256 address block because
> > they seem to have a random address, changed about weekly, in that
> > block:
> >
> > root@coyote:iptables$ cat iptables-add
> >
> > #!/bin/bash
> > iptables -I INPUT -s add.ress.to.block/24 -j DROP
> Have you considered REJECT instead of DROP?
> REJECT should send a RST telling the other side to give up now.
> DROP just drops the packet leaving the other side to retry until the
> retry limit is hit.
> Lee

Thats been considered, but when they go away, they are attacking someone 
else.  And I'm just chrochety enough of an old fart to let them waste 
their time, while saveing my upload bandwidth.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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