Spammy Traffic - Probing


So I’ve launched a new site and everything is running buttery smooth. I though i’d add in the analytics add on, nice an concise, however i see there are lots of not found to links like the following


and so on…

is there a way of blocking traffic making requests like this, there are no files like this on the site (its not wp, just next js)…i’m guessing the 404 is the dead end anyway, but i would have thought that’s an unnecessary contribution to our bandwidth? I’d rather just push them off to a 500 or similar



That would still cost you bandwidth, won’t it? After all, it’s going to be your site serving the 500 page.