Blocking Bots

Blocking Bots

Robots

  • Automated software that surf web sites to find content to include in their search engines
  • Report a user agent to web sites

Blocking Robots

  • Select the web site in IIS7
  • Use the IP Address and Domain Restrictions
  • Add Deny rules for the ip addresses that need to be blocked
  • This adds entries to C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config\applicationHost.config

applicationHost.config

  • <configuration>
    • <sitecore>
      • <location path="site name here">
        • <system.webServer>
          • <security>
            • <ipSecurity>
              • <add ipAddress="ip address here" subnetMask="subnet mask here" allowed="false" />