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From Steelhead <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: zombie hits from undesired sites
Date Wed, 05 Jan 2005 22:48:50 GMT
Eric Ladner wrote:
> On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 12:06:54 -0800, Steelhead <> wrote:
>>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
> It wouldn't be hard to write a Perl script to rip through the log and
> spit out the top referers, but I'd be hesitant to do that
> automatically (i.e. from cron).  There should be some human
> intervention to make sure you don't blackhole somebody that's valid.
> There may even be a more elegant way to handle this but the iptables
> filter was the first thing I thought of.
> Eric
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Yeah there is a downside... thanks for the perspective.

Bill Ries-Knight
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