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From "Ahn, Chang" <a...@staff.abanet.org>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] How to deny access based on user agent - help
Date Fri, 23 Jun 2006 16:50:50 GMT
You're right, my bad

If the guy (you're blocking) always uses the same browser, maybe use a
expr that's very explicit.

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} '^Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01;
MSNIA; Windows 98)$'

Or

You can replace text with .*?  
. Is any character
* is zero or more matches
? match up to the first occurance (non-greedy matches).

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} '^Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE .*?;
MSNIA; Windows .*?)$'

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Jackson [mailto:mjackson@mightymerchant.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 11:41 AM
To: users@httpd.apache.org
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] How to deny access based on user agent - help

> RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} '^Mozilla'
> RewriteRule ^/(.*)  http://www.blah.com/ [L,R]

That would also block most legitimate traffic as well - most browsers
report that they're a variant of Mozilla. Better to match on something
more unique to that user agent, like

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} MSNIA

or

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} 'Windows 98'



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