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 Post subject: Recent Outage - 7/19/12
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Let me apologize for the brief outage we had earlier this evening. Chris at Webvolution sent me this message:
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It was a DNS issue. Yesterday we moved you to a dedicated IP address because of all the spam registrations. One of our two name serves wasn't recognizing the update. Could take a few for DNS chache to clear but I've got it back up now.
A little background on the spam registration issue we're dealing with... For some reason, a group of Ruskie spammers like to hit my website with about 40 registration attempts per day. It's particularly irritating because I get two emails for every registration that hits and then I have to log in to the back end of the site to delete their registration form.

Anyway, I apologize for the outage.


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 Post subject: Re: Recent Outage - 7/19/12
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:17 am 
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No problem. I thought the title said "outrage" at first... I hope you are not outraged with the spam registrations. Sounds irritating...


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 Post subject: Re: Recent Outage - 7/19/12
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:31 am 
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I suppose you could do an IP ban on that range (Russia). Of course, you'll block any legit regs from that region, but since there probably won't be many from there, and since this is an invite-based board, there's little downside. They could use proxies afterward, but then you know it's targeted and not random.


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