Bot traffic still getting through

Hi. We have been getting hit with a lot of bot traffic that CF shows is being blocked but it is still getting through to our server and overloading it. Trying to understand why the traffic is making it through when we have set up a country block from where it is coming from as well as specific IP blocks that the traffic is coming from. As well as added rate limiting. Nothing seems to reduce the bot traffic actually hitting our server.

If Cloudflare says it blocked a request, it was blocked and won’t have been forwarded to your server.

Make sure your server only allows web requests from Cloudflare IP addresses by using your firewall, or use authenticated origin pulls to make sure requests come from Cloudflare. This will ensure requests can’t bypass Cloudflare by going direct to your server.

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