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    help me !!! I am targetted by bots

    I have a blog using Wordpress. It has been targetted by sp***ers from last few month. Previously they use to post 100's comments about via*ra, p*ker etc using any automated software, toprevent this I disabled the comments from my site.

    Now they have taken other alternative, Trackback on my posts. I am recieving more than 500 mails a day to approve track backs, sooner I delete all it comes back again.

    I am in all mess and unable to do any thing as I dont find any any option at admin control panel.

    Please provide serious suggestions it will be a great help

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    I think robots.txt is your answer:

    http://www.searchengineworld.com/rob...s_tutorial.htm

    Google it for more info
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    .htaccess tutorial that includes how to trap spiders --
    http://www.hostpronto.com/article/9/6

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    Also take a look at the anti-spam plugins on the Wordpress codex:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam

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    Word press antispam plugin

    Quote Originally Posted by Loco
    Also take a look at the anti-spam plugins on the Wordpress codex:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam
    Thanks for this link. I am researching here and update the post. I am astonished the nos. are increasing day by day and my other site which are static ones are start targetted using my contact us form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opserty
    I think robots.txt is your answer:

    http://www.searchengineworld.com/rob...s_tutorial.htm

    Google it for more info
    Most spam bots don't honor the robots.txt.

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    I have tried every thing : nothing gonna help me.. Nos. are increasing..

    How do I sttop them to use the trackback comments??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tibrewal
    I have tried every thing : nothing gonna help me.. Nos. are increasing..

    How do I sttop them to use the trackback comments??
    Require registration with bot protection. You know that image with text and numbers in weird patterns that bots can't read? Use that. You might not want people to register, in that case you can track the IP(s) of the bot(s). Require a rule that bans an IP from commenting any further if the IP has commented so many times within a time frame. Also maybe create time limits for each IP before they can comment again. You can also check the comment for content before having it saved to the database.

    Bots are dumb, you can beat them.

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    how?

    1. I have disabled the comments
    2. Disabled the new registrations

    They are using Track Back route to post comments. I recieved 100's of mail saying "please approve so and so". Deleting those mails some time my genuine mails get deleted. Now in my admin control panel I have delete 1000's of comments and some time genuine posters comment also get deleted. How I can stop them??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tibrewal
    how?

    1. I have disabled the comments
    2. Disabled the new registrations

    They are using Track Back route to post comments. I recieved 100's of mail saying "please approve so and so". Deleting those mails some time my genuine mails get deleted. Now in my admin control panel I have delete 1000's of comments and some time genuine posters comment also get deleted. How I can stop them??
    I don't know what system you're using. I am assuming it's PHP based, because this is a PHP forum.

    How much do you know about PHP? Do you know how to access environmental variables? Getting a client's IP is easy. Once you have it, save it and have your script check it.

    Here's a list of some environmental variables for PHP:
    http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/cgi/env.html

    I believe it would be something like $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] ..

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    I am using word press a PP based Blog system. It displays clients IP's and oter details.

    1. There is no way i can ban te IP from the control panel and..
    2. All the Ip.s are different as

    Bots are smarter and generate dynamic IP's

    I wonder how they able to do "TRACKBACK" when I have disabled everything on the site?

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    If you know something about PHP, you could be able to change the key variable names of your form fields. This will make it harder for bots that target specific blogging software from succeeding. Also if your blogging software supports it, implement a graphical key code like so many sites use when registering. This will stop a lot of these bots cold in their tracks.
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    Thanks KLB,

    1. This is good thought I can setup 2 steps registartions, but I have disabled the registration part and no one can register at my site even humans.

    2. What bots do they use the track back URL to post there comments, but comments are not posted at my site since I disable that too.

    3. Problem is what I am getting alert mails from my site like this: Trachback >> please approve so and so, and Track back >> new comments awaiting for moderization etc.. those mails are in 100's as well as my WP admin panel store that too. I have to first delete all the mails and then I login to admin panel and delete all the comments awaiting


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