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From Joshua Slive <jsl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Blocking repeated requests.
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2005 14:02:23 GMT
On 6/9/05, Krist van Besien <krist.vanbesien@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> We run a web portal for mobile phones. The problem we have is that
> some phones have buggy web clients, that sometimes sent  bursts of 200
> or more of identical requests, that overwhelm the application server
> our webserver forwards its requests to.
> 
> Is there a way to filter these requests out? I cannot filter on IP
> address, as every request comes via the WAP gateway, and thus has the
> same originating IP, but these requests all have a HTTP header (set by
> the gateway) that is unique for each individual phone.
> 
> We are running apache 2.x on Solaris. Is there a way to solve this?

I don't know of any easy way to do this.  You could look at something
like mod_bwshare (search on http://modules.apache.org/). This limit by
IP address, but you could probably hack the code to limit by some HTTP
request header.

Joshua.

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