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Re: block google app

June 22, 2017 11:46AM
I ended up digging a bit more and found that I believe Richard to be
correct in both cases. I would check the ips and see who they belong to,
you may just be hurting your mobile users.



On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:03 AM, Richard Stanway <r1ch+nginx@teamliquid.net
> wrote:

> That user agent doesn't belong to a Google crawler - they are end-user
> requests from the Google App (mobile application). I'm not sure what the
> motivation is for blocking them but I wouldn't consider it malicious /
> unwanted traffic.
>
> On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 4:47 PM, Jeff Dyke <jeff.dyke@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I'm glad you found the solution, but being a Google crawler, it would
>> likely respect a robots.txt file with Disallow: images/*, which if it
>> worked would allow you to remove an if clause from being evaluated on every
>> page load.
>>
>> You may have already tried it. But i have a feeling you'll start to find
>> more that are after this directory. When i was at an image heavy start up,
>> we had every one imaginable.
>>
>> Best,
>> Jeff
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 3:40 PM, lists@lazygranch.com <
>> lists@lazygranch.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I'm sending 403 responses now, so I screwed up by mistaking the fields
>>> in the logs. I'm going back to lurking mode again with my tail
>>> shamefully between my legs.
>>>
>>> This code in the image location section will block the google app:
>>> ------------
>>> if ($http_user_agent ~* (com.google.GoogleMobile)) {
>>> return 403;
>>> }
>>> ---------
>>>
>>> 403 107.2.5.162 - - [21/Jun/2017:07:21:08 +0000] "GET /images/photo.jpg
>>> HTTP/1.1" 140 "-" "com.google.GoogleMobile/28.0.0 iPad/10.3.2
>>> hw/iPad6_7" "-"
>>>
>>>
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