You've been black-holed from my server. You've been fetching the same non-changing web pages over and over for no good reason. Did you think I wouldn't notice?

Posted by jzawodn at May 07, 2003 11:03 AM

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# said:

...and you expect them to read this how exactly? :)

on May 7, 2003 11:13 AM
# Joe Grossberg said:

JZ: What happened? Did someone hit your site with the same automated request over and over? Maybe they just fucked up (while 1: ...) trying to write an RSS aggregator.

I agree with you blocking their IP, but maybe they are indeed a "moron" and not malicious.

on May 7, 2003 12:16 PM
# Shapiro Morris said:

Dude, it's not cool to be posting people's IP's on the Net. That's bullshit. I don't care if the person is a moron or not.

on May 7, 2003 12:24 PM
# Stephen said:

*phew* it's not me...

What do you consider good form in request periods? I get your RDF every hour (it was slightly more than that but your in the same bag as Slashdot and they complained. Oops, sorry Slashdot.)

Not sure publishing the IP is a problem by the way, it's fairly hard to identify a person from that.

on May 7, 2003 12:43 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

The moron wasn't fetching my RSS feed(s). S/he was fetching one of the article pager. Over and over and over and over...

Maybe s/he was monitoring for new comments or something? But doing so ever few minutes is pretty stupid.

on May 7, 2003 12:52 PM
# Kyle Maxwell said:

Why is posting an IP address not cool? What's the privacy implication? The 12 network is used by AT&T Broadband, so it's just some cable modem user. Your IP address is not a secret to anyone with whom you communicate directly. Also, the 12 network (along with 24) is probably one of the most scanned and attacked networks on the Internet. Whether the person will suddenly be subjected to random attacks is debatable, but it's certain that he already is just based on the network he sits on.

on May 7, 2003 01:40 PM
# kasia said:

Shapiro, you do realize that you just gave Jeremy your ip address as well, right? :)

Is that wise?

on May 7, 2003 01:58 PM
# Steven Roussey said:

US USA United States

on May 7, 2003 02:12 PM
# Matt Croydon said:

You could always plot the IP on a map for added fun.

on May 7, 2003 03:29 PM
# Nurullah Akkaya said:

dont throw stones at me but if i set up a site or something not just on the internet and someone tries to break in to or make it unuseable he deservers the prefix "moron" if i was jeremy i had added a few more prefixes.

on May 7, 2003 03:40 PM
# Mark said:

Perhaps it was just a refresh. I have trouble loading this page completely for instance. Happened the last time I visited also. Just a theory. Maybe they ARE a dumbass. Who knows?

on May 7, 2003 07:38 PM
# John Beimler said:

You can always look at ARIN too, find out who their upstream provider is. Sometimes, if its something more than a quick apache hack will fix, that can be useful.

on May 7, 2003 10:29 PM
# Chris said:

Not cool to post peoples IPs huh? Well, I guess this was wrong oy me then.. :-P

Hell, I wish we had a nationwide system like the freeways signs used to display missing child info that we could display the IP address and name of idiots that are STILL infected with Code Red.

on May 8, 2003 06:36 AM
# Gerald said:

The IPLocator says it has been Chicago. A nice tool.

on May 8, 2003 08:17 AM
# Adam Kalsey said:

The brilliant mind that was requesting one of my RSS feeds every 10 seconds was banned from ever requesting that feed again.

on May 8, 2003 03:20 PM
# cut said:

The 'moron' grabbed my index page 750 times so far today.

on July 13, 2003 10:40 PM
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