Different ways of banning people

Alex Hau asked 4 months ago

Greetings,
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,

1 Answers
wimiadmin Staff answered 4 months ago

You can ban someone many different ways. These are a few:

UserAgent
IP Address
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.

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