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Could someone please tell me, very simply, how to block Amazon Technologies Inc from accessing my webpage. I was hit last week by a very unusual surge of traffic, with another visit a couple of days ago.

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Take a look at this article on blocking AWS with .htaccess. The solutions there is to add the following to your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On    
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*amazonaws\.com [OR]    
RewriteCond %{REMOTE_HOST} ^.*\.compute-1\.amazonaws\.com$ [NC,OR]    
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "AISearchBot" [NC,OR]    
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "woriobot" [NC,OR]    
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "heritrix" [NC,OR]    
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "NetSeer" [NC,OR]    
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "Nutch" [NC]    
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ - [F] 
  • Thank you for your response. Unfortunately Adobe own the webspace, and so I can see I will need to wait for them to respond and offer some advice. Thank you again. – Bridget Apr 7 at 20:36

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