Shut down by spam comments

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 …

208.111.154.* had about 500 accesses, but that seems to be a legitimate search engine identifying itself as www.searchme.com (and I just visited searchme.com – it’s quite impressive!)

67.159.45.10 has almost 3000 accesses, looks like a search engine but doesn’t identify itself.

83.233.30.104 has 1,771 attempts to post comment spam.

91.207.4.210 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.

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