Massive Guests on my forum

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mre03
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Massive Guests on my forum

Post by mre03 »

i dont normally get a lot of guests browsing around my forums, but im hoping im not getting hacked again, because before my host had to shut down my forum since it didnt update correctly.

Im running the 2.0.11 version and its showing a lot of guests right now

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 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:43 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:43 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   63.247.90.242  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:43 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:43 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   203.31.212.8  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:43 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:43 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   217.197.255.30  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:43 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:43 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   209.51.152.226  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:43 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:43 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   62.148.169.105  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:43 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:43 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   193.27.78.188  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   66.195.19.230  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   213.186.41.200  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   211.72.106.152  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   195.20.109.200  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   General   80.55.79.162  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   212.78.70.200  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   62.149.193.60  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   212.37.202.239  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   216.180.241.138  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   216.180.241.138  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   213.246.36.76  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Viewing profile   207.46.98.134  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   213.246.36.76  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Buy/Sell/Trade Car&Sport Bike Parts   61.62.163.66  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   61.64.185.40  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   212.37.202.239  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   63.247.91.58  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   63.247.91.58  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   81.109.162.17  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   69.64.32.190  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   80.237.204.81  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   All Go Section   213.186.41.35  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:41 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   130.94.123.8  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   General - Sport Bikes   62.4.83.52  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   209.67.221.2  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   209.67.221.2  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   212.109.149.251  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   212.109.149.251  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   65.254.32.74  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   All Go Section   62.149.228.148  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   66.45.229.139  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   62.154.153.5  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   66.111.39.110  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   216.117.185.97  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   66.79.185.90  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   208.184.5.62  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   65.61.155.43  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Member's Rides   212.190.230.32  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:40 pm   Test Section   193.202.89.116  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   66.194.40.119  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   212.50.192.236  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   217.172.77.193  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   65.16.108.130  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   216.55.154.91  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   83.137.103.55  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   212.190.230.32  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Upcoming Events, Car Shows, Clubs, Clubs   213.229.60.16  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:39 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   83.137.103.55  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Upcoming Events, Car Shows, Clubs, Clubs   63.247.90.242  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   145.94.90.251  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Member's Rides   62.4.83.52  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   130.94.123.7  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   213.186.41.35  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Audio Sound&Security   83.137.103.55  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   80.190.249.8  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   195.94.214.182  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   207.44.182.16  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   62.149.193.60  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Car/Sport Bikes For Sale/Trade/Want   161.53.2.130  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   195.122.233.138  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   195.94.214.182  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   216.62.97.145  
 Guest   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:38 pm   Special Deals/Group Buys/eBay   216.62.97.145  
can someone tell me what this is?
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Post by grandslam »

yes, i had it also.
some users here told me they are bots.
i'm not sure about this because the many diffrent ip.
it's possible it have todo with http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=263469
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Post by janshi »

Same problem, that's not good news :cry:
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Post by t0m|ta »

Same problem, posted also on the pepepotamo thread but their kin on their visual confirmation hack. I have nobody posting

got 642 concurrent users last night. :-( is there a way to prevent this?
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Post by mre03 »

some people said it might be spiders or bots, what do those 2 things do exactly?
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Post by Nephrus »

mre03 wrote: some people said it might be spiders or bots, what do those 2 things do exactly?

They're the same thing really. Basically, they crawl websites for different search engines and add each link they follow to their database. This is why you'll see a few of them on your board at anyone time.
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Post by sillycat »

how do we prevent this? i have to shut down my httpd if not my server will be overloaded and die. :evil:
Guest Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Pocket PC/Pocket PC Phone 66.249.66.46
Guest Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Pocket PC/Pocket PC Phone 64.57.64.167
Guest Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Pocket PC/Pocket PC Phone 66.249.66.46
Guest Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am News 66.249.66.46
Guest Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am News 66.249.66.46


same IP, doing diffrent thing. definitly a bot or something...
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Post by sillycat »

can we use MaxKeepAliveRequests to control the flood? like set it to a low value for example.

my MaxKeepAliveRequests is now 1000
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Post by NeoThermic »

sillycat wrote: how do we prevent this? i have to shut down my httpd if not my server will be overloaded and die. :evil:
Guest Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Pocket PC/Pocket PC Phone 66.249.66.46
Guest Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Pocket PC/Pocket PC Phone 64.57.64.167
Guest Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Pocket PC/Pocket PC Phone 66.249.66.46
Guest Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am News 66.249.66.46
Guest Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am News 66.249.66.46


same IP, doing diffrent thing. definitly a bot or something...


DNS: 66.249.66.46: GoogleBot

Ok, lots and lots of guest session's are not the end of the world. What I would suggest to do is go into your server logs, and find the IP's. You might of been linked to a high-profile site (ala a slashdotting or somesuch), or you might find that the user agents (normally will be in your server logs) will be that of bots or automated requests.

Untill you find out which, there isn't much one should or can do, and it shouldn't be overly worring, as long as you have the latest phpBB (2.0.11 as of typing).

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