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Tons of visitors from I.P. 82.99.30.xx - 82.99.30.xxx

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by EaglezEye, Jan 22, 2008.

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    I continue to see a ton of visitors from Sweden with the I.P. address of 82.99.30.xx - 82.99.30.xxx. Everynight I get anywhere from 5-25 or more visitors at one time from those ranges of I.P. addresses. I did a quick search on google to see what that I.P. range came up with and it looks like they are spam bots.

    What exactly are spam bots? What do they do? Why are they at my webpage? Should I ban that I.P. address range? If so, how?

    Thanks for any help given.
     
    EaglezEye, Jan 22, 2008 IP
  2. joebert

    joebert Well-Known Member

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    They appear to be scrapers.

    What scrapers do is save copies of webpages they crawl, then serve those pages with their own advertisements placed on them or with things like iframe exploits added on their own or compromised servers.
     
    joebert, Jan 22, 2008 IP
  3. EaglezEye

    EaglezEye Active Member

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    I see.

    The search on google came up with a webpage that described them as spam bots. After a little research spam bots gather email addresses from a website and then a human will take these and sell them.

    Either way I don't want this program on my website so I just banned the I.P. range.

    Thanks for the quick response.
     
    EaglezEye, Jan 22, 2008 IP
  4. joebert

    joebert Well-Known Member

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    I'm seeing scraper in my searches. They're pretty much the same thing if you ask me though.
    In any event, it looks like that IP range is up to no good & I don't see any problem with banning it. At least for the time being.

    BTW, you're welcome.
     
    joebert, Jan 22, 2008 IP
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    agnivo007 Peon

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    Yeh...do a temp ban.
     
    agnivo007, Jan 22, 2008 IP
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    ZaxiHosting Active Member

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    #6
    I see this in my 1 big forum too(<70k Alexa)
    Anyway..
    Regards
     
    ZaxiHosting, Jan 24, 2008 IP
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    j0ned Active Member

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    Use iptables to block that range of IPs if you're using a linux box.
     
    j0ned, Jan 24, 2008 IP
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    Pathan Well-Known Member

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    install APF Firewall and block the IP using SSH command

    apf -d 82.99.30.xx
     
    Pathan, Jan 24, 2008 IP
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    Hyena Active Member

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    Is it enough to block the IP range with IP Deny Manager in Cpanel?
     
    Hyena, Apr 3, 2008 IP
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    IwhiC Peon

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    Yes he is correct but dont forget to restart the firewall

    service apf restart
     
    IwhiC, Apr 3, 2008 IP
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    I noticed it has been 17 months since your post. I wish I noticed sooner but this site has been grabbing files for the last 2 weeks on my server.

    (found though google)
     
    JBadger, Jun 13, 2008 IP
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    #12
    very useful post
     
    clobberx, Aug 10, 2008 IP
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    T0St3D Peon

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    thanks. i found that ip on SpiralGaming fourms and ranged banned 82.99.30

    thanks for this post thanks.
     
    T0St3D, Apr 28, 2009 IP