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From Steelhead <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: zombie hits from undesired sites
Date Wed, 05 Jan 2005 20:06:54 GMT
Thanks Eric.

Yeah it is Linux and we were on hopes that someone else might have 
written a script to note the referrer section and allow us to filter 



Eric Ladner wrote:
> If it was a Linux server you're running on, you could write something
> to suggest iptables rules to drop those sites at the ethernet port
> before they ever hit the web server.  I'd be a long list of rules, but
> if you had your 30 or 40 top offenders in there, that would cut down
> on your log spam.
> I agree with Brian that the stuff in question doesn't bump Google
> ranking because that's based on referencing links from INSIDE the
> page, not page hits from refering sites.
> On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 10:28:41 -0500, Brian Klug <> wrote:
>>AFAIK, that doesn't gain them any Google share.  It just spams your logs.
>>Personally, I wouldn't take action unless they are harming your
>>systems, in which case I would contact their ISP and/or law
>>On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 07:09:01 -0800, Steelhead <> wrote:
>>>We are seeing a major issue.. there are apparently hundreds and
>>>thousands of zombies attaching to our servers with  to bump the referrer
>>>logs so they gain Google share.
>>>Is there a way to filter this type of attack out?
>>>Sample edited webalyzer output.. you san see that most are from p0rn sites.
> [snip]

Bill Ries-Knight
Stockton, CA

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