We (and all the others on this server) have recently been hammered by bots (and spiders) indexing and otherwise slurping this website. After a group of them from NameProtect grabbed 15 megabytes of bandwidth I decided to do something.

After many false starts and misadventures I believe I’ve set things up so bad bots will get themselves automatically banned. If I have broken anything please let me know.

For those of you who are intersted I grabbed ccisecirity.php from and implemented as scaled-down version of IP banning via .htaccess

It’s kinda cool.