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Huge Spam Problem! Don't know what to do?? (HELP) (11 posts)

  1. Bizkid93
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Recently I've been getting a huge amount of hits from this spam IP address within the US. I thought I could block it with ht.access but they are all slightly different and I don't want to block all IP's from the US...
    Akimast only deals with comment spam...what do I do with this sort of spam?

    It's eventually going to burn out my servers as I'm getting waaay to many hits every minute and I'm clueless...

    can someone pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease help me?

  2. RichardWPG
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You will need to contact your hosting provider. Perhaps they need to do something on the firewall.

  3. Dil
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    may be you can use this - http://akismet.com/

  4. Bizkid93
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks dil but I already said this isn't comment spam!

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  6. loughcorrib
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does the spam (spamming) come with a url Can you block it ?

  7. Bizkid93
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't seem to be finding a URL attached to them but they are all very similar IP's...they just keep attacking one page with constant hits.

  8. loughcorrib
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    First Try the plugin Esmi suggests.

    Also check the ip address's online to find the host.(A long shot but worth a try, proxy??) No reputable hosting company would tolerate customers spamming others.

  9. Bizkid93
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks guys, i found a way to block the IP's

  10. loughcorrib
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Great, can you share solution here. For future reference.

  11. Bizkid93
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I wouldn't call it a solution exactly, but I just blocked all IP address associated with the first set of numbers, it's only temporary but it should do for now.

    I posted the following in my ht.access at the very top:

    #who has access and who doesnt
    <Limit GET POST PUT>
    order allow,deny
    allow from all
    Deny from xx.xx.xxx
    Deny From xx.xx.xxx (substitute the x's for the IP)
    </LIMIT>

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