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Whiskerfish
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chinese search engine overload

Post by Whiskerfish » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:35 pm

please be gentle. My regular tech guy got a full time job and I am struggling.

Having problems with a specific IP Group from China slamming my board and slowing things down. I was getting 30 plus notification from the server a day about excessive resource usage. Would look and under the Guests they would routinely have 50-60 sometimes as many as a couple hundred bots on the board.
IP's are 220.243.****

So because the server load was so significant I blocked the range of IP's in CPanel and that helped a lot. I understand this still generates some load for the server but nowhere near what it was. Unfortunately the real issue for me is now the error logs are slammed with "Client Denied" entries and is basically useless to monitor for real issues.

I am sure there is a better way to do this and still maintain the functionality of the error logs?? Hopefully a simple way.

TIA!!

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Re: chinese search engine overload

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Re: chinese search engine overload

Post by Whiskerfish » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:34 pm

Exactly what i needed thank you. I was able to block them in the Server's firewall and hope to see some relief.

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Re: chinese search engine overload

Post by Whiskerfish » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:54 am

Just to close this out. I went to the WHM and blocked 220.243.0.0/16 using the ConfigServer Security & Firewall (csf). The server load is back down to normal and my error logs are showing me what I need. Thank you.

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