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I'm a new webmaster/admin of a phpbb3 forum. I discovered this site while I was doing some googling on the keywords "htaccess hijack" because I had come across the term on another board but it wasn't explained there. I found some excellent postings here about this topic and how to prevent against it. Not that I've had it happen yet, but it's good to know ahead of time. I have noticed a lot of strange bots crawling my site and eating up my bandwidth, and used a deny directive on one of them. So far the site has been secure, but there's always a way, I suppose, and so I'm trying to educate myself on how to protect against it.
This site looks like a great resource for a webmaster. I don't know if I'll do much posting -- I'm pretty busy with my own site and on other boards -- but you can be sure I'll be doing some reading and learning.
I know a couple of frequent contributors here are world-reknowned experts in exactly the kind of bot-attack scenario you describe. The best way to get them to spill their brains is to post thoughtful, specific questions, and participate in 2-way discussion rather than just lurking.
What software does this forum run on? It's not something that I recognize.