We sell heavy duty truck parts online. We want to prevent people in our industry from using our site strictly as a parts lookup for their own operation. We just want our customers to be able to use the site to look up parts they are buying.
The best way I know is to limit the number of requests to a URL by IP address. The rate limiter looks like it can be used for this but I am only allowed to select 1 minute or 10 seconds for how often it checks.
Is there any chance that can be updated to include, say, 12 and 24 hours? This way I can have the rules check if an IP accesses a URL more than 5 times in a 24 hour period, we cool their jets or block them all together.