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Started by walrus2019, September 04, 2019, 03:51:43 PM
Quote from: Herman's Mixen on September 04, 2019, 06:36:17 PMYou can use the SMF GeoIP [nofollow] modification written by a former SMF Member...It needs a bit of updating, but there are here people around who can help you with that...
Quote from: Herman's Mixen on September 04, 2019, 06:51:09 PMso you can not use of instal anything, well you be doomed by those hijackers if you cannot install stuff or your host cant cause its a reseller, or some weird provider.. you should switch hosts !Do not shout in posts like this, this will not help you anyway. so your research yourself what you will doing about this one then
Quote from: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on September 04, 2019, 10:48:15 PMSimply adding a new pageload will not work, it will add to your current bandwidth usage, and do nothing much to fight the issue. You could try this though https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2155
Quote from: Arantor on September 05, 2019, 09:43:13 AMWell, you've been told by people who've been running forums longer than you, and you've been told by people who have literally been on the SMF dev team at this point.Since you clearly know better than us, why do you still want our opinion or help?
Quote from: walrus2019 on September 05, 2019, 09:49:22 AMAs I said: We need an entry page, because that is the only means to counter the wild hordes attacks. Anything else does not work - for a number of reasons.
Quote from: Arantor on September 05, 2019, 09:55:13 AMOh, I understand what you think you want and why you think you want it. I just don't think it will actually fix your problem.But again, I'm only literally a former developer of this software, and you have deliberately misconstrued my point: you are coming here and telling us we need to build you a solution to your problem, as though you are the only site to ever have had this problem in the history of the world. You are not a unique and beautiful snowflake, this is a problem that happens every day and the suggestions made were entirely the correct ones.
Quote from: Arantor on September 05, 2019, 09:55:13 AMBut since you don't trust the views of people who have been on the dev team, why do you trust the software they helped make?
Quote from: Herman's Mixen on September 05, 2019, 10:02:00 AMYou know best what you can do we have come up with alot of suggestions and idea's but you do deny on them... well build your custom page and you will see that, that doesn't help you
Quote from: Arantor on September 05, 2019, 10:12:08 AMMaybe it's time you stopped freeloading off your friend and got a real server because hundreds of requests in 15 minutes should not be a problem even on a modest VPS (I reckon with proper tuning you could do it for $20 a month on a self managed VPS)Mind you I'm only looking after sites for small players in their field, getting only up to 10k requests a minute, or the one governmental agency that requires 15 web servers to serve the load, I'm sure I'll never hit the level of busy you seem to have.As for the protection of content, the quickest route is to simply make everyone log in. Achieves the same as your front page with the same level of inconvenience to your actual users.Forbes do it for other reasons, not just to deal with the issue you seem to have (like making sure you see an ad to cover their costs)
Quote from: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on September 05, 2019, 10:33:12 AMAnd your reasons as they are don't make sense. A simple added step. Does literally next to nothing to slow down any modern bot. But - worst case scenario, can be used to bring your forum down.