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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.
Let them know there's a problem and politely suggest that they, at least, upgrade to the latest version of formmail which has better protection against flagrant spam.
If that doesn't work, you gotta consider changing hosts.