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Started by ACAMS, January 11, 2011, 11:11:02 PM
Quote from: Norv on February 19, 2011, 05:41:05 PMETA: owg, can you please tell how did you protect your forum?
Quote from: catfished on February 19, 2011, 06:15:03 PMThanks a bunch Arantor, I just installed it so we'll see. I was getting hit every 2 to 5 minutes so I'll know soon and will report here either way.
Quote from: rillani on February 20, 2011, 03:08:12 AMI, too, have been having frequent visits from a possibly fake google address: 22.214.171.124 . This guest only shows up as doing "Nothing, or nothing you can see..." I have never noticed it prior to these attacks (which I only noticed a couple days ago, so take that with a grain of salt).Update: Since banning that IP, I'm now getting error logs of it trying to view member profiles and the recent posts page.
Quote from: butchs on February 20, 2011, 08:43:59 AMDo not block Google! Doing so will decrease real membership. I have been blocking fake Googles for over a year. Here are some solutions that work:1) The new and improved Bad Behavior mod detects fake Googles. Selecting "Search Engine DNS", if you do not have an Ubuntu 10x server, will do a reverse DNS test on the suspected Google bot.2) The Optimus Brave, Forum Firewall Combo can be used to detect and block fake Googles that hit faster than specified.