Rogue search spiders creating bogus traffic to websites

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by takao21203, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. takao21203

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    Apr 28, 2012
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    It is really a big issue, there are countless rogue search spiders out there.

    I saw on my domain site server log, for instance join.php scripts are accessed 10000s of times, without anyone ever joining.

    As a measure, I replaced join.php with a short text message.

    Traffic went down from 100s of megabytes to less than 1/10 of that!

    It does not matter so much as I can use unlimited traffic, but it is still a waste.
     
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