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How To Track Referrer Spam On A Webhost


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#1 annie

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 04:07 AM

I was wondering, since you guys are so good at what you're doing, if you know how to track referrer spam on a virtual webhost server? From the perspective of support/technical personell, I mean?

Scenario: I complained to another webhost that I was referrer spammed from their box. They initially tried to find the script responsible, but gave up and null-routed the IP to my server instead.

That got me plenty hot under the collar, since I'm a spam fighter, and they're essentially giving the spammer carte blanche to continue spamming - forever!

So since those guys apparently don't know what they're doing, I thought I'd open up the field and ask you guys, since you appear to be very capable, and run a very tight ship.

You know, they asked me indignantly:

"Do you keep logs of every outbound connection from your server?"

:eek: :D :wallbash:

EDIT: How would you monitor outbound connections, that came from any port, but connected to port 80 on a remote system?

Edited by annie, 21 July 2006 - 04:24 AM.


#2 TCH-Bruce

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:12 AM

The help desk would be a better place to get an answer.

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#3 TCH-JimE

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:20 AM

As Bruce says, the best place to ask this is at the Support Desk.

However, TCH does not tolerate spamming from its own hosted accounts.

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