Best practices for blocking bad bots?

manoaratefy

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Nov 17, 2018
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Good morning,

I'm facing a lot for bad bots which crawl websites on my servers and submitting contact forms/newsletter forms of my customers.

Even if my customers can block them with captcha tools on their form, I'm asking if there are some actions that I can do on my servers to block them (except IP blocking, which is very hard to manage as the bots doesn't have any fixed IP, they run on compromised servers across the world I think).

I'm currently trying with Comodo WAF rules, does it help?

Thanks in advance.
 

cPanelLauren

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Nov 14, 2017
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Are they actually bad bots or just bots in general? You can create a robots.txt file to exclude specific portions of sites.


If they're actually bad bots there are a few threads in the forums that address this: