David wrote at 2006-8-21 13:17 +0100:
>We have been asked if we could somehow block this access. We tried
>blocking the originating IP on the server (using route to blackhole),
>but the spider is rotating IPs within a day of us putting in a block.
>Is there some mechanism in Zope or can be added to a Zope instance
>that would limit the number of requests that are served per IP
>address within a certain period of time? We are aware that this would
>also affect Google and other search engine spiders, but as they
>usually come from a known IP range, it would be nice if we could
>exempt these from the "throttling".
We have extended "VHM" (Virtual Host Monster) to give it
additional functionality (such as recognizing and handling spiders).
We do not have your specific functionality, though...
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