Heave Away

Ok, I have checked logs, identified the punk responsible, banned their IP, and banned the IPs of around 30K known spammers. Behold the power of a decent blacklist, sed and awk and a pissed off sysadmin at 3 a.m. Tomorrow when I’m more lucid ill do a little analysis on the block list and trim it down by just banning whole netblocks where I get no traffic but spammers and bots from. For now though I need sleep!

(In case you are wondering? This is a final test message I’m not just blogging for the sake of blogging)



Well interesting, my log seems to have been hacked. Fortunately not to badly as far as I can tell. I have updated the software to the latest version. (Thank you wordpress for making it painless via SVN and about 30 seconds of work)

I woke up to an email form my server thanking me for setting up my blog… VERY SCARY.

I have also updated wordpress on the other sites I host for safteys sake.