I have some sites on a host who uses a central cgi-bin for scripts such as formmail for everyone on the server. I know, its bad, but...
Over the last few weeks I've been noticing an increasing number of e-mails from firstname.lastname@example.org from the formmail script located in this central cgi-bin. I looked over some logs yesterday and saw TONS of hits looking for every version of formmail in a varity of directories.
Since I do not have access to this central cgi-bin, I can't simply delete formmail. It is NOT in my local cgi-bin, as I don't use it. How can I stop / block users from accesing it on my domains? I tried .htaccess in the root, but it blocked the entire site. I really don't want to end up on a spammer list because of this.
But I already did a site search and read relavent posts.
My problem is it is NOT my local copy in my local cgi-bin. It is the copy in the servers main shared cgi-bin, where I don't have access directly to the scripts (all are accessed via aliases when a user makes a request).
So, I can't rename or remove the script. I need a way to block users from accessing it.