Is it relatively safe to block HEAD requests?
I’ve been having huge server spikes for months now, so that’s been the focus of my attention and one of the reasons I began using Cloudflare in the first place. I’ve gotten it a lot better, but about an hour ago I suddenly spiked to 54.46! Making all of my sites unresponsive for a few minutes.
Looking at the logs, I see several pings to a page that I already have rate limited in WAF. But I also see a lot of HEAD requests.
Can you think of any reason why something would be sending legit HEAD requests?