Number of top referrer spam was rising the last days

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Number of top referrer spam was rising the last days

Post by Czorneboh » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:48 am

There was a time I got comment spam. I could close the door with the spam block plugin (version 1.77). Then a long time almost nothing. Almost only spider from mail.ru from time to time was crowling intensively my blog. I do not wanted to avoid crowling by that mail.ru-bot by excluding it in the robot.txt.

Within the last days I observe a rising of top referrer spam from different casino websites as there are:
  • yourwincasino.com
    allbestcasino.com
    casinointernetblog.com
    best-casinos.biz
    blackjackcasinoblog.com
    bonusmoneycasino.com
    casinoguideblog.com
    dailypokerblog.com
    freebiegambler.com
    maximumvip.com
    superlotteries.com
Who experienced the same with its blog?
Could you then solve the problem already? How?

Is the right spot to struggle against the spam the spam block plugin? Am I right with assuming, that I need there to type in "casino" or "lotteries" in the line "word filter for URLs" to ban those websites (if their ip adress stays)?
Or what else should I do in the spam block plugin?

I have Serendipity 1.53 installed, with PHP 5.3.2-2

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Re: Number of top referrer spam was rising the last days

Post by onli » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:56 pm

Hi
Are you actually showing your referrers anywhere? Cause if not, that isn't aimed spamming and something not really necessary worrying about.

Apart from that, it's new to me that the spamblock-plugin can block traffic altogether. It is aimed at comments and trackbacks. But you could use the .htaccess to block by referrer.

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Re: Number of top referrer spam was rising the last days

Post by Czorneboh » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:18 pm

Hi!
But you could use the .htaccess to block by referrer.
Ok, I would like to do that and found a description for this here:
http://blog.ppfeufer.de/apache-verzeich ... en-lassen/

In the configuration under design & options there is the option:
Blocked referrers: Can I block the shown referring casino-Websites by typing in here: casino?

But since yesterday I get the error message 403 FORBIDDEN and I cannot login:

You don't have permission to access / on this server.
Apache/2.2.16 (Debian) mod_fcgid/2.3.5 PHP/5.3.2-2 with Suhosin-Patch proxy_html/3.0.1 mod_ssl/2.2.16 OpenSSL/0.9.8o Server at blog.ost-impuls.de Port 80


The .htaccess ends so:

"...
<Files *.db>
deny from all
</Files>

# END s9y
#SPAMDENY
Deny From 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.65 127.0.0.9
#/SPAMDENY"

By what that happend, I don´t know.

My friend, on whose server my blog is running, found that out and has forbidden writing in .htaccess now, after fixing the blocking problem the 3rd time since yesterday. It appeared again and again after a short time my blog was available again.

We are looking for the answer, what has written that in the .htacces-file?:

#SPAMDENY
Deny From 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.65 127.0.0.9
#/SPAMDENY"

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Re: Number of top referrer spam was rising the last days

Post by onli » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:24 pm

Have a look at http://board.s9y.org/viewtopic.php?p=10420123#p10420123

I dont know if that option under Design & Options does what you want. Probably.
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