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dmpp
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Prevent sessions from being stored if from a specific IP?

Post by dmpp » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:11 pm

I have installed PHPmyFAQ on a site, and we're having a few small database issues.

Our search engine (HT Dig) is hitting the FAQ system constantly, and is causing these problems

1. It is exponentially increasing the number of views of all the FAQ's. Some of them are at 1200 views.
2. It is exponentially increasing the number of sessions in the "faqsessions" table.
3. the statistics in the admin panel are therefore inaccurate.

So, is there a way to prevent a specific IP from affecting the views and sessions? We still want the search engine to spider the content though.

We are running 2.6.3.

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Re: Prevent sessions from being stored if from a specific IP?

Post by Thorsten » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:51 am

Hi,

please add the HT dig user agent to the "bot blacklist" which is in the file config/constants.php:

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/**
 * Bot Blacklist
 *
 * @var array
 */
$botBlacklist = array(
    'nustcrape',
    'webpost',
    'GoogleBot',
    'msnbot',
    'crawler',
    'scooter',
    'bravobrian',
    'archiver',
    'w3c',
    'control',
    'wget',
    'bot',
    'spider',
    'Yahoo! Slurp'
);
If you tell me the user agent of HT dig, I can add this user agent in the 2.6.5 release.

bye
Thorsten
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Re: Prevent sessions from being stored if from a specific IP?

Post by dmpp » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:45 pm

User-agent: htdig
:D

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Re: Prevent sessions from being stored if from a specific IP?

Post by Thorsten » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:22 am

Hi,

thanks, added into 2.6.5. :-)

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