I have this wonderful idea but I’m not sure if it’s a good idea or not.
Suppose I have this page rule in place… .example.com/
Redirecting to… http://nope.example.com
I have an A Name pointing “nope” to the 18.104.22.168 IP address.
If activated, ALL traffic going to the website will be redirected to the null address. In other words, it creates a black hole. Granted, the attackers win because the website goes down, but in my case it would be more prudent to sit it out than rather than allowing the attack to continue as I do not run any essential services. In any case, my interest is not about the logic of blocking any and all traffic versus letting CloudFlare deal with it via proxy. The big question is…
Will this, due to the repeated and failed redirect attempts, increase the traffic load on the botnet?