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Blocking access to my website by host name

Posted on 2014-12-16
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Lately I've been getting visits to my website, originating from a known spam site (7makemoneyonline.com).  I'd like to prevent that referrer from accessing my site.  I believe they may change IP address from time to time, so I'd prefer to block the host name with .htaccess    My server apparently uses Apache 2.2.22.  Please advise.
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Gary earned 500 total points
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This assumes they are sending the referer in the headers, if they aren't then you have to use the IP - I doubt they would be constantly changing it.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} 7makemoneyonline\.com [NC]
RewriteRule .* - [F]

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Thanks Gary.  I believe they are sending the referrer in the headers, because it is appearing in my server log.   What function does ".* - [F]" accomplish?  For example, does the visitor get a message that access is denied?
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It returns a 403 Forbidden message - i.e. you are not allowed here.
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