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General Category => Airgun Guild Forum Announcements => Topic started by: steveoh on April 22, 2018, 04:29:16 PM

Title: Banned IP Addresses
Post by: steveoh on April 22, 2018, 04:29:16 PM
Folks,

We've been getting hammered by a variety of bots that are indexing and re-indexing the forum. Some of these bots are trying to get in, as I am seeing login failures from some of the bot addresses.

I've banned several hundred IP Addresses, and new bots keep popping up. In several cases I'm banning a fairly large range of ip addresses, and probably will have new ranges popping up. So, if posting seems to be a bit slow, chances are it's the bots. Can also be bots hitting us and causing the hosting provider to throttle us.

Anywho, I'm on it.
Title: Re: Banned IP Addresses
Post by: rcpro88 on May 01, 2018, 06:19:58 PM
I take it you probably aren't running Linux based servers...try a 3rd party firewall type solution or a captcha type human verification test? If bots are causing high server load, then set it up so when load > % load, disable all bots (including google etc) then have bots enabled once load drops below set threshold?