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New Post 12/24/2009 8:46 AM
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Blocking referer spam in NGINX 
Modified By Walker  on 2/22/2011 9:59:06 PM)

Referer spam is where someone will hit your site with the referer section of the browser request set to be a site they want to drive traffic to.  The idea is to have links to those sites how up in any public stats pages you may have - which are common for blogs and forums.

With NGINX you can use the valid_referers module to handle this:

location / {
  valid_referers none blocked * *;
  if ($invalid_referer) {
    return   403;

Where you replace the otherdomain domains with the referer domains that you wish to allow.


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