I don't think that they were trying to crack your board; they were probably just punishing you with a DDOS for removing their spam.GoEk wrote:Followup to my post. I changed the antispam method to Q&A and removed all junk registrations and posts and as soon as I did that I received MASSIVE forum traffic from Ukraine, I can only assume it was an attack to crack the forum. The traffic statistics registered thousands of visits from all Windows OS types that has ever been in existance (except DOS) and it continued for two full days.
Distributed Denial Of Service attack. I bet Googling DDOS would have gotten you an answer faster.Big John wrote:What is a DDOS?
Yeah, that was my second thought but there must be THOUSANDS of forums out there, why bother so personally about mine!? Isn't the spamming a more or less automated, software driven activity? Do they have a built-in "damn, they blocked me, lets's DOS the idiot" function in their spamming software or is it an actual person behind it?Pony99CA wrote: I don't think that they were trying to crack your board; they were probably just punishing you with a DDOS for removing their spam.
I also got a DDOS for deleting spam a year ago.
I don't use google for my site. I use phpbb so why shouldn't I ask it here?Pony99CA wrote:Distributed Denial Of Service attack. I bet Googling DDOS would have gotten you an answer faster.Big John wrote:What is a DDOS?
Steve is saying to do a search on Google. This site isn't a general web support site but is specifically for phpBB support.Big John wrote:I don't use google for my site. I use phpbb so why shouldn't I ask it here?
I don't think anyone intended to offend; I think Steve and Bill were just trying to say that you might have got a better response on the internet. You might find this useful: DDoS (wikipedia).Big John wrote:Then WHY in Gods name did you bring it up on here. Did IT hurt that I asked a friging question. I get this crap all the time on here. No matter how nice I try to be I get this crap!!! It took one minute to tell me. I end my posts with Thank you everytime someone helps me. I am trying to learn this stuff but i'm getting sick of the come backs.
From experience I can tell you that banning IPs and emails won't help, unless you notice the same IP/email is being used over and over again. You'd be better off using the Q&A CAPTCHA with non-Googleable questions.Big John wrote:I have banned their e-mail and IP but somehow they keep coming back.