I run quite a big image gallery and there are 5 visitors that create an enormous amount of traffic by downloading the whole site every day using webcopiers. Those visitors have static IPs as it seems. What I would like to achieve is that those 5 IPs get redirected to a certain page (which explains why their behavior is problematic) as soon as they visit the site. All other visitors should be able to browse the site normally.
The server is running CentOS (5.8) and nginx (1.0.15) as webserver. Is there any way to achieve this by an entry in nginx.conf that you are aware of?
Thank you very much in advance for your hints and support!
Kind regards -Alex