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Re: The site is under attack

Post by uze6666 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:25 am

Ok guys, I think I fixed the problem for now. Looking at the detailed access logs, the site was indeed under attack from a shitload of leeches bot and crawlers mainly from China. I cannot understand why the same bots were recrawaling the whole site every 10 minutes or so. Anyhow, I banned them all using .htaccess files and fake member went to zero (this also affected the wiki and news btw). I could restore guest access and reopened registration. It's not perfect but now there's much easier targets out there for them.

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