We recently had a spike in bad crawler activity that we’ve subsequently blocked, it was the
mauibot and the IP was listed on https://www.abuseipdb.com/. (Props to the support team for guidance there!)
I can see that there has been some work around better handling of crawlers. And it got me thinking that perhaps there might be a way to automate (temporary?) blocking of IPs based on reputation?
Otherwise, is there a list of “recommended”/common crawlers that would be ok to explicitly whitelist?