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Old 26 Apr 2020, 20:02
cyn0r cyn0r is offline
 
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Question What’s with all the guests?

We have the ‘users active in the last 24 hours’ mod installed.

Users active in the past 24 hours: 1319 (94 members and 1225 guests)
There’s an insane amount of guests and most of them are showing up as bots.

Does anyone know why this is, and what I can do to reduce this?
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Old 26 Apr 2020, 20:10
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Just bots crawling your forum for (new) content. If you lookup the IP addresses of the bots, you can probably figure out what company they belong to in order to find out how to stop the crawler from searching your forum.
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Old 26 Apr 2020, 20:26
cyn0r cyn0r is offline
 
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A majority of them are “ 114-119-163-138.aspiegelbot”.

Is there a way to block them out completely. Or, is there an add on to help reduce these?
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Old 26 Apr 2020, 20:34
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You could use a .htaccess file to block traffic by user agent. See https://support.acquia.com/hc/en-us/...e-Huawei-Cloud
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Old 26 Apr 2020, 20:49
cyn0r cyn0r is offline
 
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I don’t have an .htaccess. Do I need to create one?
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Old 26 Apr 2020, 21:18
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Yes, create a .htaccess file in the root of your forum.
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Old 26 Apr 2020, 22:06
cyn0r cyn0r is offline
 
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It's done. I hope this helps. Any other suggestions, just in case?
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Old 12 May 2020, 00:47
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Real name: Michael Miller Jr
https://www.theadminzone.com/threads...gelbot.152797/

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Old 12 May 2020, 15:22
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Most likely a whole bunch of spiders and crawl bots.
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