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Was Dan messing with the site yesterday? Feb. 2nd. I kept getting a fatal error message trying to log in.

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Feb 3 in Suggestions by Rooster (8,536 points)

I was just wondering as I'm still alive, so I was wondering who the fatal error was for? :D

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Dan Feb 3

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Since last 7 days, there is a considerable increase in CPU usage. This makes this website not available sometimes. You may have seen spambots registering on this site. But it is not the one causing this problem, there are some processes running continuously on one of my websites.

But I also like to reduce the number of spambots registering on this website. So, I thought blocking visits from China, Russia and Ukraine will be a good option. Since most of the spambots are from there. So, I went to the website - https://www.ip2location.com/blockvisitorsbycountry.aspx

On the website, a person can generate a code which blocks visits by country.

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The last option should be Apache 2.0 - 2.3 .htaccess deny

But I forgot to change it and left the default option - Apache 2.0 - 2.3 .htaccess allow

I downloaded the code and added it to the website's .htaccess file and I slept.

What the code did was, it allowed visits from China, Russia, Ukraine, and blocked all other countries.

Now I changed the code to the right code.

Kninjanin Dan Feb 3

Who are the spambots? Spambots ruined Blurtit.

Dan Dan Feb 3

Spambots are the computer programs which are used to register accounts on various websites to post spam links, grab Email links for marketing, or for other similar purposes.

Rooster Dan Feb 3

@Dan: Thank you for answering my question. I thought maybe you were working on it again! :)

Virginia Dan Feb 3

That is interesting, Dan - I can see that maintaining a website takes much time and work!

Kninjanin Feb 3

I notice sometimes that this website is down.

Marianne Feb 3

Yes, Rooster, I got also an error warning, this time 103 (usually, it is 104).

Luckily, Dan could settle the problem - thank you, Dan.

P.S.

Oops, I should have written 403 and 404. Lol.



TheOtherTink Feb 3

I got a 403 error: "Forbidden  You don't have permission to access / on this server."

Lol, yes, T(h)ink, I made a mistake; it was a 403 (or 404) error ... :O:angel::)


Dan TheOtherTink Feb 4
  • 1×× Informational
  • 100 Continue
  • 101 Switching Protocols
  • 102 Processing
  • 2×× Success
  • 200 OK
  • 201 Created
  • 202 Accepted
  • 203 Non-authoritative Information
  • 204 No Content
  • 205 Reset Content
  • 206 Partial Content
  • 207 Multi-Status
  • 208 Already Reported
  • 226 IM Used
  • 3×× Redirection
  • 300 Multiple Choices
  • 301 Moved Permanently
  • 302 Found
  • 303 See Other
  • 304 Not Modified
  • 305 Use Proxy
  • 307 Temporary Redirect
  • 308 Permanent Redirect
  • 4×× Client Error
  • 400 Bad Request
  • 401 Unauthorized
  • 402 Payment Required
  • 403 Forbidden
  • 404 Not Found
  • 405 Method Not Allowed
  • 406 Not Acceptable
  • 407 Proxy Authentication Required
  • 408 Request Timeout
  • 409 Conflict
  • 410 Gone
  • 411 Length Required
  • 412 Precondition Failed
  • 413 Payload Too Large
  • 414 Request-URI Too Long
  • 415 Unsupported Media Type
  • 416 Requested Range Not Satisfiable
  • 417 Expectation Failed
  • 418 I'm a teapot
  • 421 Misdirected Request
  • 422 Unprocessable Entity
  • 423 Locked
  • 424 Failed Dependency
  • 426 Upgrade Required
  • 428 Precondition Required
  • 429 Too Many Requests
  • 431 Request Header Fields Too Large
  • 444 Connection Closed Without Response
  • 451 Unavailable For Legal Reasons
  • 499 Client Closed Request
  • 5×× Server Error
  • 500 Internal Server Error
  • 501 Not Implemented
  • 502 Bad Gateway
  • 503 Service Unavailable
  • 504 Gateway Timeout
  • 505 HTTP Version Not Supported
  • 506 Variant Also Negotiates
  • 507 Insufficient Storage
  • 508 Loop Detected
  • 510 Not Extended
  • 511 Network Authentication Required
  • 599 Network Connect Timeout Error

Oh, thank you, Dan.

This list is useful.

:):)


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