Bloggerheads outage

Posted by Tim Ireland at June 12, 2007

Category: Updates

This entry was posted on
Tuesday, June 12th, 2007
at
1:00 pm and is filed
under Updates.

The Bloggerheads server crashed late on Sunday night and could not be brought back online because of the constant barrage of trackback spam that brought it down in the first place. Insta-crash, reset, insta-crash, reset… you get the idea.

Trackback will be disabled until further notice. Cheers all. (And now, back to Tony Blair and rivers of blood.)

UPDATE – Similar abuse of the search function has resulted in its suspension also. Time to move to WordPress.








4 Comments

  1. tyger says

    Ah, that explains it!tygerland has been inundated with Spam since Friday.

  2. balders says

    Wouldn't happen to be from ip address 66.232.124.237 by any chance?

  3. Dave Cross says

    Tim,When I had similar problems over on davblog, I found that installing the Apache module mod_security (see http://www.modsecurity.org/) worked wonders. It stopped over 90% of the spam requests at the HTTP level – so they never get as far as being processed by MT.Might work for you too.

  4. Manic says

    Thank, Dave. I've passed that over to Balders.

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