Hi i need help trying to stop yahoo from atacking my site like 6 times a second.
here is an example log entry: - - [24/Apr/2006:22:07:22 -0400] "GET /postreply.php?formid=23253&replyid=383214 HTTP/1.0" 200 10220 "-" "YahooSeeker/1.2 (compatible; Mozilla 4.0; MSIE 5.5; yahooseeker at yahoo-inc dot com ;"

its lagging so bad

They are coming in from 100 different ips addresses so .htaccess wont work it also would mess up some other stuff for me.
yes, I know they don't listen to robot.txt thought they do read it.

Any ideas on a script?  Let me know never had to deal with this before thanks-alex
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They do obey robots.txt file placed in server root.

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To block yahooseeker IPs, put the followings in your .htaccess

order allow,deny
allow from all
deny from

or have a look at this doc:
sxealexAuthor Commented:
ill try the robot.txt thing in root as for the .htaccess thing i said i wont be able to do that.
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Sir - please do the reading - your filename for robot exclusion is wrong. It is robots.txt, not robot.xls as you say.
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^YahooSeeker/" nouser
# SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^Mozilla/" nouser

< Location /postreply.php? >
 Order Allow,Deny
 Allow from all
 Deny from env=nouser
sxealexAuthor Commented:
i didnt say xls....
note the special character "s" (small ESS, not five) in file name.
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