[wp-hackers] SOS (Formerly 'Referrer Spam')

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Wed Oct 12 11:57:04 GMT 2005

_____/ On Wed 12 Oct 2005 10:43:01 BST, [Amit Gupta] wrote : \_____

> Roy Schestowitz <r at schestowitz.com> wrote:
> |  Not my host *frown*. Consider yourself to be fortunate if you are
> allowed
> |  SSH/Telnet access. The best I can ever do when wishing to invoke
> commands is
> |  use
> |  tricks <
> |
> http://schestowitz.com/Weblog/archives/2005/09/12/cpanel-terminal-hack/
> |  >
> my host doesn't provide it either, but I know some hosts that do on
> special request, & I've been considering them for sometime now, not for
> SSH access ofcourse as its all greek to me!! ;)

Getting back on topic, the scale of the attacks is beginning to become scary,
not just worrying. As I said at the start, it continues to grow by the day
(nearing 2 weeks now) and it's reaching the point where I get tens of 
of page requests from a variety of UIP's. This still gets worse by the 
hour and
I am running out of bandwidth (although I re-directed to reduce it), not to
mention the speed penalty that the shared server is susceptible to.

These attacks can wind up costing hundreds of pounds, not to mention 
the time I
spend/t trying to stop them. I have no root access to the Web server. Any
suggestions? I would rather not tell the hosts and ignite some sort of
reputation of a trouble-maker.



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