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Thousands of Spambot IPs Hitting my Site

Thousands of Spambot IPs Hitting my Site



6:19 pm on Dec 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hey guys, need someone's help here. From the past week or so the bandwidth usage of my site increased from 1GB a month to 12GB a Day!

Awstats indicates that there are a range of unique IPs hitting my site and requesting thousands of pages with every visit. Most of these IPs seem to be originating from within the US which is funny. I have blocked China, Brazil and some other countries in my HTaccess but the hits continue.

Please take a look at these ips, these are just a few from thousands that hit my site almost every second. And each one requests around 1000 pages. My site has only around 100 pages so perhaps they request a page over and over again:

The funny thing is that all of them look unique and all of them have a verified DNS. How can this be?

Can anyone please explain what is happening? And what can I possibly do to stop this? If this continues, my site will go offline within a week or so.


11:29 pm on Feb 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hey there spiritualSEO, could you help me by dropping in the .htaccess code that you used for solving this. I too am having the very same problem and I am pretty new to this .htaccess stuff. It would really be very kind of you


1:19 am on Feb 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Just a reminder "Trident" is the layout engine for IE. See: [en.wikipedia.org...] for a list of other applications (includes some google stuff) which also rely on Trident.

Blank referers are a problem, of course, and how one deals with those is a personal choice as I don't believe there is a cut-and-dried method in that regard.


2:54 am on Feb 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lucy24 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time Top Contributors Of The Month

Hm, I was just going to go look for a moderator to suggest that this new question might get better attention if it were snipped off to a new thread that isn't three pages long with a six-week gap in the middle ;)
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