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automatic logfile spam generator
how to stop automated robot queries with false headers
cayleyv

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Msg#: 2520 posted 5:01 am on Sep 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Danger! I just found this product that claims to automatically fill users logfiles with false hits - the author states this is to confuse sysadmins and hope for traffic from public stats trackers. Does anyone know how to block this sort of thing?

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volatilegx

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Msg#: 2520 posted 8:44 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

While we shouldn't mention any particular products that do this sort of thing, a generic discussion of how to prevent logspam generation is a valid topic.

Any ideas?

wilderness

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Msg#: 2520 posted 9:11 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Any ideas?

1) Don't put pages on the internet ;)

2) Deny access to all bots ;)

3)Don't view your logs;
a) Is that possible for log-addicted webmasters? ;)

jdMorgan

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Msg#: 2520 posted 10:05 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Most of the logfile spammers won't respond to 403-Forbidden status, so for the ones that hit several times every day, I rewrite their requests to a zero-byte page just to conserve bandwidth. If you have server config privileges, you can set your server to not log those requests, but it's usually not worth the bother -- I just ignore them.

Jim

drbrain

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Msg#: 2520 posted 10:39 pm on Sep 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Make sure your log directory is robots-protected (if visible at all).

volatilegx

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Msg#: 2520 posted 2:00 am on Sep 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

> Make sure your log directory is robots-protected (if visible at all).

Yes! If everybody did that, log spammers would be a thing of the past.

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