I have been looking here and trying to locate a simple way to ban bad IP's etc. I have a bot that just keeps sucking up my site and will not listen to the robot.txt file
I have seen a bunch of stuff here but none seem to be a complete on how to do this, I'm not a programers so get me pointed to the right spot would be great and I should be able to figure it out from that point on, Just need to know were to go and how to fix thanks.
just before this line in your root directory .htaccess file,# deny most common except .phpadd the following linedeny from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxxe.g.deny from 188.8.131.52
# deny most common except .php
NOTE: keep a backup copy of your original htaccess file, just in case.
There are numerous topics in the forum on this subject - search for "ban htaccess"
Thanks Phoenix, except I don't know how to add an IP to ban..... the IIS server is run by my webhost, and to get them to ban an address would take hours, and I'd have to email them everytime I needed to do it.
What I really want to know is how I can ban an IP from accessing my site, and how I can control that myself, without relying on my ISP. Is that possible? Something in DF i can configure, etc...
Server specs (Server OS / Apache / MySQL / PHP / DragonflyCMS):
XP / IIS / 4.1.19 / 5.1.4 / 184.108.40.206