so i'm trying to use .htaccess to ban a large list (50,000) of suspicious spam IP addresses that i got from this site.
the list is almost 1M in size when i add the deny from directive for each address in the list...but when i apply the loaded .htaccess file to the server it barfs and no pages load with a 403 error.
- is there a limit to the size of a .htaccess file?
- it there a limit to the number of
deny fromip addresses that can be contained in the file?
- is there a better way to do what im trying to do at the server level (I understand I could check the list in the webapp during submit but i'm trying to learn stuff)