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From "Vincent Bray" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Telling one IP address 404 "Nothing found"
Date Thu, 23 Aug 2007 07:54:46 GMT
On 23/08/07, Steve Swift <> wrote:
> Is it possible to block a specific IP address such that they get 404 "Not
> found" no matter what URL they try?
> I don't want to use "Deny From" or other IP address blocking schemes,
> because that will just alert them to the fact that I have my shields up.
> I just want this particular IP address to think that my website is
> completely empty.
> And yes, it is a fixed IP address, so it's worth doing. It will cause them a
> lot more grief to negotiate a different IP address, and hopefully they will
> abandon their probing.
> Then they'll stop pestering my server with request that all fail

Ok, then let's ignore proper http and try:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond ${REMOTE_ADDR} 1\.2\.3\.4
RewriteRule ^ - [R=404]


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