I'm taking a look at this today.
If I understand this correctly, in addition to copying the other files to the server and modifying the robots.txt file, I need to set 777 permissions on the .htaccess file in the root directory and add the whitelist IPs. Is that correct?
I currently have the following list of spammer IPs blocked in the .htaccess on the test site. Do I just add the whitelist IPs to this block or keep them in a separate group?
Where is the blacklist being created? Could this system fill up the .htaccess file with blacklisted IPs over time?Code:<Limit GET HEAD POST> order allow,deny deny from 18.104.22.168 deny from 22.214.171.124 deny from 82.128. deny from 208.66.195. allow from all </LIMIT>
Are you using a single pixel image for the link trap or did you place a larger image on the page somewhere?
BTW, the .htaccess protocol does not allow comments on the same line as a directive. I was making notations just like those in your whitelist for IPs that I was manually banning and my server error log filled up with error messages. You have to place comments on separate lines.