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Re^3: Is using 'Cookies' impractical for 'Contact Us' forms?

by Corion (Pope)
on Jul 07, 2006 at 07:43 UTC ( #559731=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Is using 'Cookies' impractical for 'Contact Us' forms?
in thread Is using 'Cookies' impractical for 'Contact Us' forms?

"Hello, I am a blind person and I'm unable to navigate your website"

I would deal with the problem when it comes to it instead of overdesigning the most basic functionality people need to tell you about faults with the website. As long as your Contact Us form does not send mail and maybe has some (IP-based) throttling, it should be possible to stem a flood of bots.

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Re^4: Is using 'Cookies' impractical for 'Contact Us' forms?
by newbie00 (Beadle) on Jul 07, 2006 at 07:51 UTC
    Thanks folks.

    How do you do 'IP-based throttling'?

    I'm trying to find some type of preventative measure because as I peruse the web, I see blogs spammed, etc.

    I prefer to put something in place up front since I don't have alot of extra time...

      How do you do 'IP-based throttling'?

      You record the time of the last request from each IP address and when a new request is made you check against this record, if the last request from the IP was made within some period of your choosing then you refuse to process it.

      Of course this may disadvantage users who might find themselves behind a proxy which is shared among a large number of other potential users.


        Thanks for the procedure, gellyfish.

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