On blocking Chinese IP addresses

31st Aug 2005

Here's an interesting ar ticle looking at the implications of blocking IP addresses; especially when they largely come from one area, like China.

Some of my sites have been getting hit big style from bogus websites, which, uninterestingly, have poker.htm or something very similar in the filename or directory. I've blocked over 200 IP addresses from The Letter alone.

Another thing I'm finding annoying is hotlinking of images from my sites. On this site I've allowed only specific IP address to display images from my server, however I'm still getting the server hit on the 403 page for ever cheeky bugger chancing their arm. Hmph!

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