Can you block a certain isp ad. from your website?

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  1. lilybug

    lilybug New Member

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    We have noticed that this isp 216.198.100.253 looks at our site several times a day for about a year now. It is getting on our nerves. Do any of you know how we can block them?
    Thanks!
     
  2. bobby131313

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    Why? If I liked your site and looked at it every day would I get on your nerves?
     
  3. rotarysteve

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    This is who that IP address seems to belong to.

    OrgName: Farmers Telephone Cooperative
    OrgId: FTC-14
    Address: 144 McCurdy Ave. North
    City: Rainsville
    StateProv: AL
    PostalCode: 35986
    Country: US
    RegDate: 1999-12-22
    Updated: 2011-09-24
    Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/FTC-14
     
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    bobby131313 Moderator

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    Which means it could be an IP shared by thousands of users.
     
  5. rotarysteve

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    Looks like they have a few blocks of IP address'
     
  6. lilybug

    lilybug New Member

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    Bobby, how can you tell they have blocks?

    Does that mean you can see where others have blocked them from their sites? It's weird because all they do is hit our index page like 4 times a day, everyday. They don't look at our pages that gets regularly updated listings. Can you shed any light here for me? Thanks!
     
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    Sorry, that last message should have been for RotarySteve.

    Thanks! I typed the wrong name.
     
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    By block he meant block of IP's in the same range:

    NetRange: 216.198.100.0 - 216.198.100.255

    216.198.100.253 belongs in that range.
     
  9. rotarysteve

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    I looked at their website, they are a telephone and internet provider. So, sounds like you have someone who uses them for their internet provider and they like your site and visits regularly. If your interested in the their provider, they are at ftc-i dot net
     
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    Thanks for the info. I looked at our daily log of them, which is about 50+ lines long, and each day they look at our index page 7 to 9 times. The info on our index page does not change. It simply tells about our company. They have been doing this for over a year now. Everytime I go to check our statcounter, there they are with their huge file log. It just doesn't make any sense.
     
  11. Rory_A

    Rory_A Administrator Staff Member

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    You can block them from showing up in your stats fairly easily. Do they always have the exact same IP or does it change over time?
     
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    That does seem odd, do your stats show a refering link for their hits???
     
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    I have a similar issue.. i have a page on my site that is getting hit 100 of times a day if not 1000s and i can't for the life of me figure out why. All hits are coming from the same referral which is an address in India. There is no way to contact the owners of the website through their website as i've tried.

    I'm guessing they must be getting something out of it but what i don't know :confused:
     
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    It always says the same thing "no referring link." I can't figure it out either but I wish I could block them.
     
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    I've been having a similar issue with Ubiquity Server Solutions Atlanta who are hitting my home page from a block of ip's ranging from 174.34.147.84 - 174.34.147.93

    I checked my server logs to see if I could figure anything out, but did not help.

    It did seem related to my playing around with nibbler, so I did a test and it is them crawling my home page.

    So, you can easily block them from your stat's as Rory_A has stated,
    Or take it a step further and block them entirely from your site with .htaccess which can be tricky.
     
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    rotarysteve New Member

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    Looks like in addition to Ubiquity Server Solutions Atlanta hitting the page when I do the nibbler test, Amazon dot com also is hitting the site two times immediatly prior to the Atlanta hit, but not listing a page. Hmmmmmm
     
  17. lilybug

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    Yes, they always use the exact same isp address. Any tips, or code, on how I can try to block them from our site?

    Also...we are looking for a programmer to add something really neat to our website...we are a real estate and auction company and we would like to offer on-line bidding for our real estate properties to our site. I have designed a pdf of something similar to what I would like the new add-on page to look like, which is self-descriptive of the links and programming that it would require. If any of you are interested, please let me know. Thanks!

    P.S. This is html code. I use PageBreeze Pro.
     
  18. raysor

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    I know nothing about the technicalities but surely it is easy to block certain addresses (or blocks of addresses) from your website. I am sure we block some Russian spammers on Shareworld!
     
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