Crawlers work shut down sphinx

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Crawlers work shut down sphinx

Post by lochness »

Yesterday we got some IPs attacking our search (sphinx) Looking this morning at the error log, I could see they this started with somebody trying to download the search index to

This is the error I found main: syntax error, unexpected '|' near '|(nslookup -q\=cname||curl

The subdomain was random and they tried with several of them. Many from But also from some others. Hundreds of search request per minutes until they shut sphinx down.

The IPs have now been blocked, but just in case it helps someone.

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