[development] My site is under attack (trackbacks, spam and cpu usage).

Morbus Iff morbus at disobey.com
Mon Sep 18 11:07:47 UTC 2006

> Spammers have a vicious script designed for Drupal, that
 > submits spam trackbacks in a loop, every few minutes, 24/24h.

Yes, this has happened to me. I redirect their traffic back to them:

RedirectMatch /comment/reply/.*/comment/reply
RedirectMatch /node/.*/trackback.*    
Redirect /cgi-bin/mt/mt-comments.cgi  
Redirect /trackback                   

Alternatively, you could block all the IPs at the firewall (thus, 
dropping the traffic instead of responding to it, above), but that's a 
bit more difficult to do unless you own the box.

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