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Re: Need logic to not check for bad user agent if xml file

Maxim Dounin
December 20, 2018 08:24AM
Hello!

On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 01:42:49AM -0800, lists@lazygranch.com wrote:

> I have a map to check for bad user agents called badagent. I want to
> set up a RSS feed. The feedreaders can have funny agents, so I need to
> omit the bad agent check if the file is any xml type.
>
> This is rejected.
>
> if (($request_uri != [*.xml]) && ($badagent)) {return 444; }
>
> Suggestions?
>
> I can put the xml files in a separate location if that helps.

Doing the $badagent only in locations where you want to reject
bots would be the most simple approach. That is, consider
something like this:

location / {
if ($badagent) {
return 403;
}

...
}

location /rss/ {
...
}

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Need logic to not check for bad user agent if xml file

gariac December 20, 2018 04:44AM

Re: Need logic to not check for bad user agent if xml file

Maxim Dounin December 20, 2018 08:24AM



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