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I would like to protect my nginx+pessenger+rails3 HTTP server from hammering/scraping. If you try to scrape the Google it shows you a captcha in case you make too many requests from the same IP. What module should I use?

Thanks.

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You can throttle connections with the following

http://wiki.nginx.org/NginxHttpLimitReqModule

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Hey... thanks for the answer! Do you know what is the usual configuration for it? – xpepermint Apr 5 '12 at 6:05
    
@xpepermint: The documentation linked to in the answer gives examples. – womble Apr 5 '12 at 6:10
    
Hey... I'm asking for the best practice info ... – xpepermint Apr 5 '12 at 7:18

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