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Size limitations in .htaccess

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It seems that I've hit a size limitation when adding unwanted IPs to a "Deny From" line.
Is there any place where this is specified?
Also, if I hit the max length on a "Deny From" line, can I add another "Deny From" line?

(Running CentOS 6, and the following version of Apache: httpd-2.2.15-28.el6.centos.x86_64)

posted May 29, 2013 by anonymous

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You can have multiple "deny from" lines, as well as multiple "allow from" lines (in case you want to configure access like a whitelist).

Multiple lines also help readability.

answer May 29, 2013 by anonymous
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Consider running fail2ban, and banning them using iptables?

answer May 29, 2013 by anonymous
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