Originally Posted by andrew777
(..) This will ensure that the people consulting the sites are consulting them for valid reasons and are not harvesting the data.
No it will not. What it does is limit access
. You're reading too much into it. Besides web sites have different characteristics so what would be "good" for one web site would be absolutely bad for another, not only from the point of view of client usage but also with respect to how one should combat symptoms. If you're only responsible for hosting those web sites then you should work with the web site owners to have them implement measures on the application level (UA filtering, captcha, anti-leech, caching, maybe disabling some features, etc, etc) and separately from what you should implement as a hosting company on the layers below (mod_security, mod_evasive, mod_bandwidth, reverse proxy, caching proxy, firewall, bottleneck analysis, resource migration / separation, etc, etc).