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blogspam [Nov. 25th, 2003|01:34 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
LiveJournal's getting a bunch of blogspam lately.

Most problems have simple and fun solutions, though:


Bye, blogspam! Play elsewhere... not on LiveJournal.

[User Picture]From: supersat
2003-11-25 01:47 am (UTC)
You should yank /stats/latest.bml temporarily if you can't put those patches live immediately.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-11-25 01:50 am (UTC)
Actually, what I may do is just make looking at that page "poison" your IP for an hour, and rate limits are half as much when you're poisoned.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-11-25 01:55 am (UTC)
Oh, and the code's live already too. Just in diagnostics mode now where I get alerted by email if it detects a spammer. Then I verify, then block. If I get no false positives for a while, then I'll set it to auto mode.

I got a notification email within minutes of putting it live, though.

mysql> select status, count(*) from access2003112501 
where addr='' group by 1;
| status | count(*) |
|    200 |     1323 |
|    302 |        2 |
|    403 |      102 |
3 rows in set (12.14 sec)

First bitch blocked!
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From: evan
2003-11-25 01:57 am (UTC) domain name pointer AC85A2B5.ipt.aol.com.

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[User Picture]From: supersat
2003-11-25 01:59 am (UTC)
They're all coming from AOL.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-11-25 02:03 am (UTC)
The last dozen or so have been from AOL.

But they're not coming from AOL proxy addresses, they're coming from AOL client IPs, which is strange... so AOL doesn't do transparent proxying, eh? Guess people just don't change their defaults.

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