I have a simple question: What are the different ways of banning people from a secure (https) website? In other words, what are the ways of identifying a computer via the internet? IE: IP bans, MAC address bans (even though that isn't really possible as the number is local), or Physical Address Bans.
Any help is appreciated,
You can ban someone many different ways. These are a few:
Country (If that information is provided in the header)
Where you ban can be critical as well. If you ban via .htaccess this means the connection has made it to your server and your server has to process this ban. If you ban at the firewall, that frees up resources on the server.