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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] How to close connection instead of sending 403?
Date Mon, 20 Jun 2005 13:43:40 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich [mailto:app1@rbentley.com]
> Sent: Montag, 20. Juni 2005 14:52
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] How to close connection instead of sending
> 403?
> 
> 
> Mr Boyle,
> 
> I don't think your replies are very helpful.

Depends what you mean by "helpful" - I didn't tell the guy how to do what he wants to do,
but that's because he wants to do something impossible. If it stops him from wasting his time
on a wild goose chase, then maybe it was helpful.

> If you care to step outside your ivory tower for a moment and take a 
> stroll around the real world you'll find that there's rules 
> and idealism 
> and then there's practicality and pragmatism.

Er - I am a web admin on a busy commercial site. We too are plagued by bots who ignore robots.txt
and make repeated requests to dynamic pages. It's a constant struggle to keep ahead of them.
We use a variety of strategies (honeytraps, user agent, cookies, behavioural heuristics).
If you want to broaden the discussion to swap ideas, that's fine but I have to go now - I
have to calculate how many angels you can get on the head of a pin...

Rgds,
Owen Boyle
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> 
> Rich.
> 
> > 
> > --- Boyle Owen <Owen.Boyle@swx.com> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>The RFC specifically
> >>requires the server to respond to valid requests
> >>with a response message (which may be 403
> >>Forbidden). Unfortunately, there's nothing in the
> >>RFC that allows for "closing a connection".
> > 
> 
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