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Rapidswitch, consider yourself dropped is now permanently dropped into the bit-bucket, thanks to unrelenting comment spam spewage from this Russian cesspool.

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April 18th, 2008

Yet another ip to put into the firewall has been hammering the blog posting comments, all caught by Akismet, naturally.

So now they're a new addition to the firewall.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Will post something new soon, I'm just up to my proverbial eyeballs in it at the moment.

[Edit 30th April 2007]

Added to the ever-growing list. I'll probably update this post with the most obnoxious and persistent spam-sewers. 

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March 1st, 2007

A pox on Netcathost!

I blogged earlier about blocking some ip ranges to prevent comment spam, but the Russian-owned, Italian-spam-spewing range expanded to get past the two ranges I had originally blocked.

So, Netcathost,  your whole range is now a welcome and permanent fixture to my firewall deny table, all packets from are forever banished into the ether.

Up yours spammer.


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October 31st, 2006

Blog comment spam – the firewall is your friend

My blog was getting hammered by comment spammers, none of them were getting through thanks to Akismet, but still I found it annoying to say the least.

Fortunately, the spamming morons were always coming from two address ranges, so I just dropped their /24 blocks into iptables and now they don't even know that this blog exists any more, as their packets simply disappear into the ether.

So, for peace of mind, drop these two ranges into your server firewall and live a slightly happier, less spamful life.

If you don't know how to do this, ask a responsible adult and / or your server admin.

Naturally, the really scummy comment spammers will use trojaned pcs so this won't help for those purveyors of junk.

[Edited: Blocked comment posting, because, amazingly enough, this entry is the one the spammers like the most]

Technorati tags: comment spam, akismet, iptables

2 comments October 20th, 2006

Experiment – A post a day

I’m going to publish one post a day for the next week, well, starting yesterday (Monday), just to see if I can actually come up with something to talk about without getting too boring.

You never know, I may come up with something profound. But don’t bet on it, especially if you live in the US where they’ve just banned internet gambling. Hmm, perhaps that’s an idea for a post!

October 3rd, 2006


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