The wiki seems to be suffering badly from spam, I just reverted the main page to the last pre-spam revision.
Is there an easy way to revert to an old version? I just copied the source for the old one and pasted it in as a new edit.
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> The wiki seems to be suffering badly from spam, I just reverted the main page
> to the last pre-spam revision.
> Is there an easy way to revert to an old version? I just copied the source
> for the old one and pasted it in as a new edit.
Thanx, I just ran a "tracert" to the IP and I think he thanked me with a DOS attack!!
Bastard &%%& asshole spammer!!!!
I think he is located in Rumania (tracert returned .ru)
Is there someway to stop this guy from doing what he des??
Blocking IP in Wiki setup??
I don't know how much control you have over the server hosting the wiki but here are some suggestions:
1. use Shorewall. this non-gui tool makes it *very* easy to manage iptables and provides many simple tasks from command-line such as banning an ip address or viewing activity reports. there's even a blacklist file available if you want to permanently ban an ip address.
2. use mod_evasive. it is very effective against dos attacks targetting web servers
3. use mod_security. it prevents most known attacks against Apache and can be configured very easily to block specific new attacks
4. as last-resort, use mod_geoip. if none of your legit users are from a specific country, and you keep getting attacks from that country, then banning a country for 1+ hour might be sufficient in getting the attacker bored enough to move on. this isn't recommended unless the problem is severe.
All good ideas, but we have very little control over the server. We can only really use PHP/MySQL and .htaccess files (with major restrictions).
I'm thinking of enabling mandatory logins.
Mandatory logins sounds like a GREAT idea!!
I think you should go for that if you can!!
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