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From "Aaron" <>
Subject Possible rehash of a question, but looking for a different solution
Date Thu, 07 Mar 2002 16:46:55 GMT
I have seen many ways using cgi scripts and User-Agent variables to block
spiders from an Apache web site.

I am looking for something a little more complex that can be done in the
httpd.conf file (so that it is not dependant on anything external) which will
detect when a user has accessed a spam-bot/spider page, and will then set a
variable which will follow them throught their sessions.

I tried playing around with Request_URI but that is only 'per-request'.

The reason that I do not rely upon User-Agent, is that most mirroring programs
now allow people to simply mimic a normal web browser.

Does anyone know of a way within 'Any' apache install, wether it be on Linux,
BSD, Win2k, AIX or whatever, that I can trap users which hit a page that would
not otherwise be accessed by normal browsing?

I apogize if this has already been beaten to death, though I did not see
anything quite to this detail in the archives.



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