[wp-hackers] new botnet/comment spam thingy?
viper at viper007bond.com
Thu Apr 3 04:43:47 GMT 2008
Heh, sounds like you need a beefier server.
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 9:16 PM, Mark Jaquith <mark.wordpress at txfx.net>
> On Apr 2, 2008, at 5:42 PM, Sabin Iacob wrote:
> > Nothing got past Akismet, which is really cool, but it does make me
> > wonder: is this an attempt to swamp the Akismet servers? Have those of you
> > that have many thousands/tens of thousands of real visitors per day seen
> > such an increase, or it only applies to low traffic sites like mine?
> I was getting so much Trackback spam today that it DOS'd my server. Even
> putting a "die()" in the top of wp-trackback.php didn't bring the load down.
> But hey, as they say, don't get mad, get even!
> RewriteRule ^(.*?)/trackback/?$ http://127.0.0.1/ [L,R=302] //
> translation: go #$%& yourself
> Ha! And almost immediately load went down from 60 to 0.5 Gotta love
> trackback bots that'll follow a redirect back in their face.
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