Some readers may have noticed GBMINI slow or non-responsive today 😦
Turns out, GBMINI was hit hard by comment spambots!
Looking through the access log files tonight, I see …
126.96.36.199 has almost 3000 accesses, looks like a search engine but doesn’t identify itself.
188.8.131.52 has 1,771 attempts to post comment spam.
184.108.40.206 has 1,795 attempts to post comment spam.
So, the last three IP addresses are now blocked – I’ll let a valid search engine visit, but not the “spammy” one!
I also made a change to the comment filenames, which should deflect some comment spambot attacks, and shouldn’t have changed normal commenting.