Problem with BadBot Seekport Crawler

firewall

#1

Hi,
I’m receiving thousands of these requests from:
“compatible; Seekport Crawler;”
I tried to enable User-Agent (UA) Rules as is described here:


This is the rule:

  • Name Description: seekport
  • Action: Block
  • User Agent: compatible; Seekport Crawler; http://seekport.com/
    When I enabled it, for about 2 o 3 minutes, it blocked but now I can see again the request and the rule is there.
    Any suggestion for this problem?

Thanks


#2

I was able to block it using Rate Limiting but I think that the best approach should be using User-Agent (UA) Rules. What do you think?


#3

to my opinion you should keep the rate limiting on as its good idea to always have it against other bad bots or layer 7 ddos attack.

about seekport I would create firewall rule like:
user agent contain seekport challenge(or block)

I will first try with challenge if you see it keep hitting you I will change it to block


#4

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