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Server Outage: #[email protected]# Comment Spam Bot

Posted on 03 October 2005 by

Sorry for the down time. The server was getting absolutely hammered (like several hundred requests a second of POSTS of bogus comments). It was worse than any slashdotting I’ve ever seen. Basically turned into a Denial Of Service Attack — although that was accidental — it just wanted to spam the comments of the newstories because byopvr has a pretty high google page rank. gross.

It took me a little bit (about an hour or so) to identify what was going on and where it was coming from.

Hopefully that’s the last of it for now… but somehow I doubt it *sigh*