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Some countries can no longer access my servers.

By Andrew Pollack on 08/31/2007 at 01:27 PM EDT
I've been going through my logs. Not just web server logs, but also SMTP logs, firewall logs, etc. I did some quick analysis of IP addresses by country, and created a simple ratio of friendly hits to unfriendly ones. By unfriendly I mean password hack attempts, spam attack attempts, exploit attempts, probes, and all the other ugly shit.

Based on that, I've blocked all IP addresses in some countries. All of them. Entire countries. In most of them, there was not a single "Friendly" hit compared to thousands of unfriendly ones. I'm not going to list which countries or how many because frankly that just invites more problems and gives a hint as to which proxies would be good.

Unfortunately, some of the anonymous proxy sites may be impacted. So be it. I'm tired of these script kiddies wasting my bandwidth.

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re: Some countries can no longer access my servers.By Amy Blumenfield on 08/31/2007 at 02:25 PM EDT
Can we play a game where we guess which countries? I'm going to start with .RU.
re: Some countries can no longer access my servers.By Jens on 09/03/2007 at 02:43 PM EDT
Not something, one should gaming with.

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