blocking robot named bot* in htaccess

by rajesh 2012-12-07 10:05:23

To block the bot named bot* in htaccess, you can use the below code

SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent ^bot\*$ bad_bot
deny from env=bad_bot

The above lines will stop serving to searchengine or bot named exactly as bot*

We use bot\* to escape string else anything that start with bot would be blocked.

Dont try to block bot* becuase you see request from awstats. it only indicated that awstats was not able to identify the bot. Awstats puts bing, opera, many other bots under bot*
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