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MadRanger

Good evening.

My visitor log is filled with these entries going back  to 06:18:50 this morning:

Tue 23 May 2017 16:26:27 Pedigree Chart for John CAIN (I14307) 4 Generations accessed by 46.229.168.71 Referrer information not set.
Tue 23 May 2017 16:25:59 Pedigree Chart for William Lester MERVIN (I4293) accessed by 46.229.168.68 Referrer information not set.
Tue 23 May 2017 16:25:45 Family of H. Etelle HILL (I26308) accessed by 46.229.168.66 Referrer information not set.
Tue 23 May 2017 16:25:30 Individual info for Jane Roseland VICKERY (I19322) accessed by 46.229.168.72 Referrer information not set.
Tue 23 May 2017 16:25:16 Individual info for John CASTOR, Jr. (I8426) accessed by 46.229.168.72 Referrer information not set.
Tue 23 May 2017 16:25:03 Pedigree Chart for Elizabeth BUMPASS (I23257) 4 Generations accessed by 46.229.168.69 Referrer information not set.
Tue 23 May 2017 16:24:49 Descendancy for Leohla ACKIS (I11812) accessed by 46.229.168.71 Referrer information not set.
Tue 23 May 2017 16:24:34 Individual info for Jack Wayne FOSTER (I20626) accessed by 46.229.168.72 Referrer information not set.

.The related ISP is DataWeb Global Group B.V.

I installed the BOT MOD - no effect. I blocked each IP - no effect. I put the site in maintenance mode for the moment...even though I may be three or more days late!

If I should make an entry in htaccess, what would that entry look like? Thank you

Regis

www.CarrFamilyTree.com

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jayat1familytree

In my directory that TNG is in

the .htaccess file has these lines;

 

# Anything below this line came from the Bot-Trap mod.
Deny from 5.9.82.183

 

 

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MadRanger

Jay,

I have "Deny from 5.9.82.183" in my .htaccess as well as a "deny from 5.9." in a set of Deny that I copied from an example on JAVASCRIPTKIT DOT COM

Those Deny have no effect on the 46.229.168.66 / 68 / 69 / 71 /72...

So I need another suggestion. :)

Regis

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jayat1familytree

You can have an .htaccess file in more than one directory.

Try using your FTP program to download the htaccess file from the directory where your TNG is installed.

then open that up in Notepad++ and add the lines for

Deny from 46.229.168.66

Deny from 46.229.168.68

Deny from 46.229.168.69

Then upload the edited file back up to your server.

If that doesnt work, the contact your web hosting service support dept and ask how to block those IP's

 

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MadRanger

I added the specific IP addresses to the .htaccess file this morning. So far I have not seen a revisit from any of the addresses. Thank you for teh suggestion. I intended to open a ticket with the host this morning if I got was not otherwise successful in stopping the IPs.

I realized also that you probably meant for me to add "# Anything below this line came from the Bot-Trap mod" into the file to serve as a log of what the BOT MOD might add. Would't a "deny" via cPanel also get added below that note? Regardless,  I did add he line this morning.

 

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jayat1familytree

If you have the Bot-Trap Mod installed, then you should have the line

# Anything below this line came from the Bot-Trap mod.

 

So that the Mod knows WHERE to write any new IP Denys.....

 

 

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Steve1200

I've had mixed results blocking bots because some are not listed or recognized as bots in the log. I added an htaccess file in my TNG folder to stop access. Using htaccess is not the best scenario because you have to enter everything manually but it is very effective.

Today I added the htaccess file I use on my informational website skdavis.net with a download link. The file blocks by bot name, IP address or host name and can be used with Apache versions 2.2 or 2.4.

 

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Steve1200

Thanks, I will check it out!

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