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This success seems to have made the site a target, perhaps by competitors or maybe someone just has too much time on their hands. I have been fighting off bad bots since day one, but this is the biggest bad bot of them all.
Some malicious (insert expletetive here) has launched a DDOS on my server and knocked it down. My hosting provider is trying their best to contain the attacker(s) but it is a difficult process.
I would love to get my hands on this (insert expletetive here) person and wring their (insert expletetive here) little neck.
Maybe we should form a special hit squad, like the Israeli's have - in this club, if you create DDOS attacks then you be prepared for a special visit in the middle of the night. Every webmaster could pay $10 a month to join the club. This could do alot to prevent this kind of thing.
DDOS's aren't that rare anymore. Has anyone ever had any luck in actually prosecuting someone who initiated such an attack on their site? Seems to me like it's almost the perfect crime, one can slaughter your competitors and never get caught.
The name of the company is Prolexic, and I saved this link for just an occassion ... I hope that it helps
Be sure to keep us informed of your adventures.
[Please don't remove the link until he at least has a chance to get it ... I'm only trying to help]
You know, this DDOS attack stuff is probably a good business for eastern european entrepreneurs. "For US$5,000 I can take down your competitors site, get you that #1 position on Google you have been wanting but do not have the expertise to get".
It's like the perfect black hat SEO.
Be that as it may, I take it you have had exprience in this matter and feel there are alot of bad china based bots and visitors from china are likely to be these bots rather than real "good" visitors.
I have heard tell some sites block the whole china net with at least some good result.
Stealing content, knocking off sites that rank higher, safe against US and Western Europe Law.
In china, US$1 is alot of money so they can hook up with Adsense (which has become evil to some extent by encouraging this kind of thing) and do very well.