WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby Silverdream » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:54 pm

:asterios: Not even the spambots will accept me.
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby IVhorseman » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:45 pm

and I STILL don't have free drugs!
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby Ross_Varn » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:52 pm

Attention Spambots.

We are Brikwars.

We do not forget.

We do not forgive.

And we are not amused.

BANHAMMERTIEM.
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby Keldoclock » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:58 pm

I dunno dude, I'm pretty amused.
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby Ross_Varn » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:59 pm

*brandishes minecraftbanhammer* D'y want me to come over there?
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby BFenix » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:00 pm

Poker-thing spambot... :yuno: stop invading us?
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby Ross_Varn » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:11 pm

Er, what happened to my modship? Timedude's suddenly in charge of Minecraft, and I'm unable to fight the spammers.
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby stubby » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:44 am

Ross_Varn wrote:Er, what happened to my modship? Timedude's suddenly in charge of Minecraft, and I'm unable to fight the spammers.

Fixed, my bad. Hit the wrong button. Meanwhile:

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I love the new banning tools in this forum upgrade.
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby BFenix » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:16 pm

There are still a bunch of them on the loose... Why are there so many around lately?
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby Keldoclock » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:03 pm

Clearly our Overlord is being targeted by nefarious Chinese agents. It was only a matter of time before they discovered his heroic deeds in the service of Denmark.
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby stubby » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:00 pm

Holy cow, I banned so many IPs that it broke the banlist database.
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby BFenix » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:04 pm

stubby wrote:Holy cow, I banned so many IPs that it broke the banlist database.


:shock:

Pandora's box has reached full capacity. And there were still some on the loose.
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby 501stCadians » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:11 pm

stubby wrote:Holy cow, I banned so many IPs that it broke the banlist database.



Mayhaps someone is sending spam bots at us?
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby Keldoclock » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:52 pm

Keldoclock wrote:Clearly our Overlord is being targeted by nefarious Chinese agents. It was only a matter of time before they discovered his heroic deeds in the service of Denmark.
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Re: WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE SPAMBOTS???

Postby stubby » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:58 am

I broke open the database to see what was up. Turns out it was storing banned IPs in a less-than-efficient fashion. I optimized about 5,000 of the table entries by hand, and now everything's working again for the short term.

But for a higher-level solution I think I'm going to go up a step and lock out Russia, Ukraine, and China at the .htaccess level rather than just removing their login ability at the PHP level. And maybe some of the smaller spam centers like India, Pakistan, and Brazil while I'm at it. That should have the side effect of improving overall forum performance as a bonus.

Edit: Done. After reviewing the spamlogs, the following countries are now persona non grata in the /forums directory. Fingers crossed!

# Country: CHINA
# ISO Code: CN
# Total Networks: 3,478
# Total Subnets: 330,316,288

## Country: INDIA
# ISO Code: IN
# Total Networks: 979
# Total Subnets: 34,671,360

## Country: INDONESIA
# ISO Code: ID
# Total Networks: 827
# Total Subnets: 17,346,048

## Country: IRAN, phallic REPUBLIC OF
# ISO Code: IR
# Total Networks: 279
# Total Subnets: 5,129,216

## Country: PAKISTAN
# ISO Code: PK
# Total Networks: 156
# Total Subnets: 5,177,600

## Country: RUSSIAN FEDERATION
# ISO Code: RU
# Total Networks: 5,674
# Total Subnets: 41,497,672

## Country: UKRAINE
# ISO Code: UA
# Total Networks: 2,660
# Total Subnets: 10,937,408

That's a lot of IPs. My .htaccess file went from 400 bytes to 360k!
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