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83.245.62.34 hogging bandwidth (5 posts)

  1. bertd
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello,

    I have an account with a hosting company for 5gigabyte traffic per month. My site isn't thát busy, so normally it should surely suffice, but I wanted to allow for growth.

    However, we're now November 27 and I've been cut off because I breached my traffic limit. After investigating, I found that IP 83.245.62.34 souped up 4gigs of these 5! The rest of the hosts just used 1. I am now wondering whether I should block this IP, or whether there is something I don't know about? I tried doing IP searches, but they're not accurate. Sometimes the IP lists as California, sometimes as Birmingham UK, other search bots can't seem to resolve it.

    Maybe it's a known spambot?

  2. RustIndy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  3. cianuro
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If yor host offers CPANEL, there is an option there to block IP addresses. Otherwise, just contact your host.

  4. chaaban
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Check your logs file 2 see what did they download

  5. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, check the logs. what was accessed will tell a lot. Also, hard to know if it's a spambot without seeing some of its 'trail', including the referer and browser...

    -d

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