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Unread 01-16-2011, 12:48 PM   #21
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Ahhh - got it... It's not good out there right now... On one of my more active vBulletin forums, below is a screen shot of my SPAM hack log - which is rejecting SPAM registrations at a rate of almost one per minute - with 287 during a 3 hour time period beginning at 1AM last evening .. With all of the rest of the PHP code I installed in the past few days to nuke this - it's *almost* manageable..??



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I have had no problem getting on Stills or main gunboards over the past few days
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Unread 01-16-2011, 01:41 PM   #23
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main gunboards is the same type of software (vBulliten) and they have been down because of spam attacks for 2 days / I assume they are trying to do a mod and it has not worked...
I'm still confused...I had no problem getting into the main Gunboards site either...

http://forums.gunboards.com/

There's a couple of recent threads in the System help Forum -

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...tting-in-forum

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...19-New-servers

Looks like they changed servers and your browser cache and history needs to be deleted before your browser will recognize the new server...
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I'm still confused...I had no problem getting into the main Gunboards site either...

http://forums.gunboards.com/

There's a couple of recent threads in the System help Forum -

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...tting-in-forum

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...19-New-servers

Looks like they changed servers and your browser cache and history needs to be deleted before your browser will recognize the new server...
Thank you, I tried all that.

I am guessing they changed the DNS and it has not propagated to our servers here in KSA.

This is what I see...
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Thank you, I tried all that.

I am guessing they changed the DNS and it has not propagated to our servers here in KSA.
I had forgotten that it can take a few days for some servers to update the DNS...

Here's a link to Information Week article on the resurgent pharmaceutical spambot, Rustock, which sounds like what has hit us...

http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=229000733
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Please keep up the fine work! Your work is reminded daily.
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Please keep up the fine work! Your work is reminded daily.
Thank you, my friend. It appears that the hacks I put in are doing great..! Also - these are automated SPAM BOTS given the reCAPTCHA hacks of the Google security, which have nothing at all to do with postino's post. It's a whole 'nuther "ball of wax".

As for Ed?

Your screen view is pulled from your PROXY CACHE (not on your computer), and has nothing at all to do with a DNS change or your local cache or... - but I suspect you'll already know that already.

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John, I have cleared cookies, cleared my cache and still getting this, whether with mozilla or with explorer....
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Hi Ed,

Your proxy server is a router kind of thingy - up-line from your computer... Many cache pages for faster delivery of pages to their connect clients. If a "static" version is stuck (which is sounds like), it will expire and purge whenever it's programmed to - but can be a few hours, to a few days - and some have TTLs up to a week... Make sense?

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GREAT JOB John D... thanks for being so proactive... and thanks to all the members who are reporting spam attempts and user violations. We can't keep a clean house without your help!
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