[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #2742: Trackback spam causes CPU usage too high

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Wed May 24 01:03:22 GMT 2006

#2742: Trackback spam causes CPU usage too high
       Id:  2742          |      Status:  new                     
Component:  Optimization  |    Modified:  Wed May 24 01:03:22 2006
 Severity:  normal        |   Milestone:                          
 Priority:  highest       |     Version:  2.0.2                   
    Owner:  anonymous     |    Reporter:  brianbonner             
 I have been battling this problem for a while now. A Blue host engineer
 states it is the way WP-trackback is accessed not ending the transmission
 quick enough and recommended a mod_rewrite plugin to block TB spam:

 He said he has seen it before and has seen good results, I have just
 installed it. This is something that must be addressed because TB spam is
 regularly making my blog go over a 20% CPU usage. I have seen other
 problems with cpu usage mentioned in the support areas with no solutions.

 I have both badbehavior and spam karma installed, it doesn't matter. bad
 behavior still lets quite a bit through.

 I am running 2.0.2.

 Thank you.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2742>
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