I'm contacting you to ask if you think there exists a way to avoid the logging of 403 bans based on our blog's .htaccess file ?
Because of problematic activity from certain people, I've had to ban a large IP range with an htaccess rule :
ErrorDocument 403 http://www.redirectionwebsite.com <Limit GET HEAD POST> order allow,deny deny from ...
(and the list of IP ranges is very, VERY long)
However, less than 24 hours later, I find my site has been slowed down and it's already burdened by a 400 MB large log file just for today's logged events, almost entirely made of banning observations.
I'm on a shared host, so I cannot modify Apache's own configuration, it has to be done from within the .htaccess file. So far, the best I could find was how to un-log my OWN IP's activities ¬_¬
please, I would really like to know : is there a way to disable logging of 403 bans ?
Please, would you know ?
Thank you VERY MUCH if you can help !