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SPAM in Links 2.0
Dear friends,

This is my first message to the Gossamer forums, greetings to all.

Recently, we have been receiving a constant amount of automated SPAM entries into Links 2.0. We installed the following CAPTCHA system (see the following link), including updating the Referrer settings to "@db_referers = ('www.ourdomain.com','ourdomain.com');", and it stopped them.

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/...tring=captch;#296545

Except one. I'm assuming that the SPAMMER was upset with this new CAPTCHA system and now manually types in the entries. The interesting thing is this: on the website access log, there is only one entry showing up when he submits his website links. It appears as such:

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www.ourdomain.com milenko.idegp.com - - [13/May/2009:13:23:21 -0500] "POST /cgi-bin/links/add.cgi HTTP/1.1" 200 9958 "http://www.ourdomain.com/cgi-bin/links/add.cgi" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)"


Somehow, he is bypassing the CAPTCHA system, since normally there should be an entry in the access log such as:

Quote:
"GET /human/26fe40883303ae87c866ca358381cf3b.png"


The referrer host information on his links appear as:

shkarupilo.idegp.com
milenko.idegp.com
talanov.idegp.com

And his email addresses end with i.ua, appears as:

something@i.ua

I've searched those domains at networksolutions and found the IP ranges and put them in the server's host.deny fille. Yet, the SPAM links continue to go through. I hope this information proves useful in finding a resolution for this specific problem and making the world a better place to live in. If anyone has any ideas on how to stop this SPAMMER, please share your solution.

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Zoro: May 14, 2009, 4:47 AM
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Thread SPAM in Links 2.0 Zoro 19805 May 14, 2009, 4:35 AM
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