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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How to deny access based on user agent - help
Date Fri, 23 Jun 2006 15:01:27 GMT
On 6/23/06, Admin <> wrote:
> Hi,
> There is one particular spammer who I want to deny access to my web site.
> He is leaving comments & sending emails through the contact form which
> are full of p*rn site urls etc.
> He is spoofing his ip address so denying access on ip is out. The only
> thing consistent is the browser he uses. The string returned in the
> access log is "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; MSNIA; Windows 98)"
> and I thought I can deny access to the web site for this user agent as
> till now this guy is the only one visitor to my site using a browser
> returning this string.
> I am a newbie and do not have much knowledge of regular expressions etc.
> I know that with the proper settings in the htaccess file I should be
> able to stop him.
> Mod rewrite is available.
> Web server is Apache 1.3.34.
> Any pointers/help will be highly appreciated.

BrowserMatch MSNIA badbrowser
<Directory ...>
Order deny,allow
deny from env=badbrowser


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