[wp-hackers] SOS (Formerly 'Referrer Spam') [s]
John Ha [c]
mailing-lists at netspace.net.au
Wed Oct 12 13:39:56 GMT 2005
Like I said earlier, try "Bad Behaviour". You might have missed the FAQ on
his site, so here's a quote from his FAQ page
Will Bad Behavior reduce my site's bandwidth usage?
Absolutely! This is one of the reasons for Bad Behavior's existence. By
preventing spambots and other malicious bots from ever accessing any of your
pages, your bandwidth usage will drop significantly. How much depends on how
many malicious bots visit your site regularly. On higher traffic sites
paying a premium for bandwidth, this may well decrease your web hosting
This plugin requires no maintenance, which I like and it has worked for me
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roy Schestowitz" <r at schestowitz.com>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 9:57 PM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] SOS (Formerly 'Referrer Spam')
> _____/ 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
> 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
> 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.
> Roy S. Schestowitz | "I think I think, therefore I think I am"
> http://Schestowitz.com | SuSE Linux | PGP-Key: 74572E8E
> 12:45pm up 48 days 0:59, 3 users, load average: 0.29, 0.51, 0.52
> http://iuron.com - next generation of search paradigms
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