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    Still getting traffic from Iran?!

    I've blocked Iran and china using my .htaccess file.

    However awstats still reports a lot of bandwidth going Irans way, I obviously don't want any traffic from Iran (oh noes smart pricing!)

    Do you guys have any ideas? I used block a country, block by ip address, deny access by country to generate the ip's to block.

    Edit: I'm currently adding all of irans ip's to the ip ban list within the glype admin control panel, with some luck that will fix this issue.

  2. I wonder if AWStats isn't using a different IP list for Iran than BlockACountry is using?

    Then I wonder where AWStats stores that list...
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    Blockacountry is not up-to-date. Use the list from DNSstuff ~ Tools Sets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stylosa View Post
    I've blocked Iran and china using my .htaccess file.

    However awstats still reports a lot of bandwidth going Irans way, I obviously don't want any traffic from Iran (oh noes smart pricing!)

    Do you guys have any ideas? I used block a country, block by ip address, deny access by country to generate the ip's to block.

    Edit: I'm currently adding all of irans ip's to the ip ban list within the glype admin control panel, with some luck that will fix this issue.
    The same happened to me..i bought traffic from a reputed member(DP) and got mid XXXX UV on first day. and 65% were from Iran, 30% were from Saudi and rest from US/UK/Canada.

    I installed block a country and the traffic from iran and saudi went down by just 20%. I believe its not much effective.

    i would suggest you to use GeoIP. There is a thread here explaining GeoIP. here it is http://www.netbuilders.org/web-proxi...lype-1721.html

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    From my experience block a country is out of date and using maxminds is still the most effective way even though the free version is not completely up to date either. The paid version is by far the most up to date geoip database. I posted here a great way to use a maxmind block using a simple drop in snippet. Could try it and see if it lowers the amount reported.

    Code:
    <script language="Javascript" src="http://gd.geobytes.com/Gd?after=-1"></script>
    <script language="javascript">
    var sChineseLocations="CN,KW,RU,IR,NG,PK,BR,TR,SA";
    
    if(typeof(sGeobytesLocationCode)!="undefined")
    {
       var sCountryCode=sGeobytesLocationCode.substring(0,2);
          if(sChineseLocations.indexOf(sCountryCode)>=0)
          {
             // Chinese Visitors would go here
             document.write("<META HTTP-EQUIV='Refresh' CONTENT='0; URL=http://www.weightes.info'>");
          }else if(sStatesExampleLocations.indexOf(sGeobytesLocationCode.substring(0,4))>=0)
          {
             // Un-comment out the following line for World Visitors would go here. However it is
             // better to leave at least one location on the current page.
             // document.write("<META HTTP-EQUIV='Refresh' CONTENT='0; URL=centurian.org'>");
          }
    }
    </script>
    As mention keep in mind none are 100% but you should be seeing well under 5% unless all you traffic is from there then even if 5 visitors get through you could still show high % for that country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bill View Post
    From my experience block a country is out of date and using maxminds is still the most effective way even though the free version is not completely up to date either. The paid version is by far the most up to date geoip database. I posted here a great way to use a maxmind block using a simple drop in snippet. Could try it and see if it lowers the amount reported.

    Code:
    <script language="Javascript" src="http://gd.geobytes.com/Gd?after=-1"></script>
    <script language="javascript">
    var sChineseLocations="CN,KW,RU,IR,NG,PK,BR,TR,SA";
    
    if(typeof(sGeobytesLocationCode)!="undefined")
    {
       var sCountryCode=sGeobytesLocationCode.substring(0,2);
          if(sChineseLocations.indexOf(sCountryCode)>=0)
          {
             // Chinese Visitors would go here
             document.write("<META HTTP-EQUIV='Refresh' CONTENT='0; URL=http://www.weightes.info'>");
          }else if(sStatesExampleLocations.indexOf(sGeobytesLocationCode.substring(0,4))>=0)
          {
             // Un-comment out the following line for World Visitors would go here. However it is
             // better to leave at least one location on the current page.
             // document.write("<META HTTP-EQUIV='Refresh' CONTENT='0; URL=centurian.org'>");
          }
    }
    </script>
    As mention keep in mind none are 100% but you should be seeing well under 5% unless all you traffic is from there then even if 5 visitors get through you could still show high % for that country.
    This method is not ideal:

    • It is yet another call to a different server which
      • May really slow down the page for all users if their server is slow
      • If their server goes offline you get a influx of bad traffic

    • People believe that iran traffic can damage your adsense account (smartprice for example) if the above points ever come true they will see the adsense ads

    In saying that, I would still use it over that blockacountry rubbish But the most ideal method is httpd level geoip lookups using an UP TO DATE database. I have access to a USA IP and at one stage the block belonged to someone in brazil, this was a long time ago but still many sites incorrectly show me as being in brazil. Update your databases people!

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    Actually properly installing maxmind geoip is the best method. The method I provided it an alternative to those on a shared plan or unable to install the mod. I understand bulling a file from another site is not the preferred method but some folks have had problems installing the mod. Over inflated htaccess is not a preferred method for most proxy owners. Personally I dont get how a proxy host can offer a service that doesnt have the mod installed in the first place.

    As for the smart pricing I can assure you that traffic sources do affect it. This why some have opted to show adsense to certain countries and adbrite to others. This method still requires geoip to be installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bill View Post
    Actually properly installing maxmind geoip is the best method.
    That is what i said.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bill View Post
    Over inflated htaccess is not a preferred method for most proxy owners.
    I also said this
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bill View Post
    As for the smart pricing I can assure you that traffic sources do affect it. This why some have opted to show adsense to certain countries and adbrite to others. This method still requires geoip to be installed.
    And this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bill View Post
    Personally I dont get how a proxy host can offer a service that doesnt have the mod installed in the first place.
    I can't live without GeoIP for my proxy hosting server. It pretty much keeps the whole thing alive.

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