__/ [John Bokma] on Saturday 31 December 2005 17:06 \__
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Did you already LART freewebtools.com?
> Also, you could consider using a mod_rewrite that sends a -F to everything
> containing phentermine, gambling, prozac.
>> http://www.schestowitz.com/Weblog_Frames/referrer_spam.png ). AWStats
>> manages to set these aside. It's somewhat of a distributed denial of
>> service attack because each of these zombies requests several
>> megabytes of data repeatedly. As a consequence, certain bits of the
>> site remain blocked, even to genuine visitors and search engines.
> You could try to contact the ISPs of the major culprit(s). Sending emails
> to people with clue does help, and might reduce the shit you get.
Thanks for the suggestions, John. I truly appreciate this.
Several years ago I promised myself that I would not spend any time com-
batting spam because, speaking from experience (only E-mail at the time),
it is often unproductive if not counter-productive. I report spam here and
there, but rarely hear anything in return. It seems like talking to the
wind unless one has lawyers and cash.
For E-mail, one recommendation I would have to make is separation of E-
mail addresses (I have about 20) combined with Apache's BoxTrappers for
public addresses. SpamAssassin on top seals the deal. As for logs, I tend
to just look at the number of visits and gave up on most of the rest. In-
stead of contemplating ego boost, I continue to read and write.
Happy new year!