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Hammered by the Twiceler bot. Trying to come up with a mod_security rule.

Discussion in 'Security' started by jols, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. jols

    jols Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2004
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    We are seeing plenty of bandwidth go down the drain due to near continuous hits from the Twiceler bot. But so far my attempt at putting up a mod_security rule for this does not work.

    Here's the kind of thing I am seeing in the Apache logs: - - [22/Jun/2009:00:28:08 -0500] "GET /merapanna?m=20090518&lang=ja HTTP/1.0" 404 - "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Twiceler-0.9"

    ... and here's my rule:
    SecRule REQUEST_HEADERS:User-Agent "Twiceler"

    Can anyone suggest an improvement here?

    Thanks very much in advance.

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