On 02/15/2010 06:50 PM, Steve Summit wrote:
You're trying to detect / guard against malicious
*User-Agent*?? Good grief. Have fun with the whack-a-mole game, then.
Yes, a simple restriction like this tends to create smarter villains
rather than less villainy. Filtering on an obvious, easy-to-change
characteristic also destroys a useful source of information on who the
bad people are, making future abuse prevention efforts harder.