Every few days I get 20000 visits from a bot in the Netherlands. The bot isn’t crawling the site, it’s just visiting one page 20000 times. It also requests the
The page is relatively small and it doesn’t cost me any money, but I’d like to stop it anyway, as each time it does this is uses enough electricity to power my laptop for 140 days — and frankly I just think it’s wasteful.
Is there any way of rate limiting bots like this? Or blocking it? Or just appeasing it?
…and does any one have any idea what it could be doing?