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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 08, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Attempts to stop spammers and scammers.

Some sections of the site are being clobbered by spammers trying to post porn links, scammers trying to buy stuff in the classifieds with various schemes etc that I made some serious changes.

If you find yourself being blocked, you can email [email protected] and we will make changes.

As of now, entire countries like China, Nigeria etc should be blocked from viewing our classifieds. I've yet to see a legit Camaro owner from there and what they would want with an SS hood is beyond me.
A few members do travel and need access which is why I'm posting about it. We can "poke holes" in this setup to allow members access from these countries.

I hope this drops the amount of garbage being sent by these scammer/weasels.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 08, 11:56 AM
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Re: Attempts to stop spammers and scammers.

Good job, Al.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 08, 01:24 PM
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Re: Attempts to stop spammers and scammers.

I have slowly building my a htaccess on my server, along the lines u mention
Brasil, Russia. lativa, korea and a few others I have taken out
Also countries like The USA germany france Italy have a lot of ofends...these I have blocked single ips rather than by CIDR

If u want this list pleae email me
It could save u a lot of work.

The stance u are taking is becoming more an more common with administartors around the world...eventually these counties and isp will wake up that they cant supply the service they sell, then the war on spam hackers with get serious

Also in your access.log look for =http// =ftp// =http will do the search
These are hack/spam scripts run by bots often remotely from hyjacked machines /networks

I have included these in my list

12 months ago I was getting hit with several 100 attempts per day (server is no where the size of camaros.net ) down to a coupe every few days
And it has made quite a difference to BW usage.
Adding into the htaccess could/should slow the server down, and has on ave about 0,3 sec for page load....BUT overall has speeded it up when loaded becuse I now are not getting hit as much...the net speed up ave is between .95 and 1.05 sec

I have been on camaros.net for couple yrs now, have a very good idea of where members are..and also see this on my server logs when they open my links and post with pics to mt servers....
Your customer base is the same as mine, the difference is we lean more far internationally ....therefore you will find without and changes it will suit your needs to a T

If u want this list please email me
It could save u a lot of work.

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