Voilabot bad dog!

As you might have seen this sight is very slow the last day or so or even inaccessable. First of all, tere are lots of new users out there who visit this site, to those I say welcome! Create an account, post comments, click banners if you like what you see and come back!

The second reason why willy is slowish, is due to Voilabot. This stupid bot is hammering my site. I already dropped some IP blocks from the bad bot, but there are to many blocks to block. And then I blocked them in my robots.txt

[root@tug ~]# cat /var/www/html/robots.txt
User-Agent: VoilaBot
Disallow: *
User-agent: *
Crawl-Delay: 10
Disallow: /myblog/comment/reply
Disallow: /myblog/node/add

And the stupid bot is reading (OFTEN!) this robots.txt file.

[root@tug ~]# 193.252.148.208 - - [19/Apr/2006:20:13:50 +0200] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1" 200 124 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 95) VoilaBot BETA 1.2 (http://www.voila.com/)"
[root@tug ~]# 193.252.148.208 - - [19/Apr/2006:20:13:51 +0200] "GET /myblog/archive/2004/12/taxonomy/term/10 HTTP/1.1" 200 - "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 95) VoilaBot BETA 1.2 (http://www.voila.com/)"
[root@tug ~]# 193.252.148.209 - - [19/Apr/2006:20:13:56 +0200] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1" 200 124 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 95) VoilaBot BETA 1.2 (http://www.voila.com/)"
It just chooses to ignore it. Bad bot! Go away you smelly french dog! Shooeee!

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Fake VoilaBot hided by spammers under Voila User Agent.

Add to your file ".htaccess" IP range:

order allow,deny
deny from 81.52.143.
deny from 193.252.149.
........

or block in ".htaccess" User Agent "VoilaBot"

allow from all
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^VoilaBot
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://stop.spam/
Options +FollowSymlinks