People accessing my script too often

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I have a script on a web page that returns some specific weather
information based on some options selected. (The raw info is from
a National Weather Service web site.)

I have noticed that a few people have set up scripts to automatically
access my script every 30 minutes. Now, they aren't using that much
bandwidth, but because of the nature of the information returned,
there is no reason for them to be accessing it that often.

I have monitored the host names and options selected, and am
returning _blank_ pages to these specific users only. (Normal users
are seeing what they expect.)

But the accessing of this script continues! That means that no one
is reading the information returned or is doing anything with it,
because otherwise they would stop accessing it or contact me to ask
what is going on.

Can anyone think of a way to "communicate" with them to tell them
to use the script in a bit more proper way?

A blank page is not working, but would sending them a large amount
of data be any better, by perhaps overflowing something or causing
an error message?

Re: People accessing my script too often

On Tue, 31 May 2011 13:09:56 -0500, Gary Peek wrote in

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Block them in your firewall.

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