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Monday 29 March 2004

MT-Blacklist is doing its job

It's been about 4 months since I installed MT-Blacklist onto my Movable Type installation. I opted to include activity reports on the activity log for Movable Type and a quick flick through the results shows just how much hassle MT-Blacklist is saving me.

The log entries for this period of time (about 30% of the time the site has been live) now form about 80% of the size of the log and the vast majority of that comes from MT-Blacklist reports. There have been at least 2 comment flood attacks with 50 - 100 attempts to leave spam comments. And that's excluding the time its saved by simplifying the process for deleting spam comments that do make it through.

Just as an example, in the extended entry I've cut & paste 7 days worth of activity from the log (with some sensitive entries removed). Incidentally, check out some of the weird searches people are carrying out within the site.....

2004.03.17 00:26:51 208.233.33.11 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 02:06:51 216.127.138.228 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 03:28:00 208.233.33.11 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 03:50:01 208.233.33.11 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 05:08:37 207.220.145.39 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 07:07:12 208.233.33.11 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 07:27:49 24.160.231.85 Search: query for 'simpsons nude'
2004.03.17 08:10:37 208.233.33.11 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 09:37:36 81.48.83.58 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 09:50:02 62.47.124.158 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (diet|penis)[\w\-_.]*(pills|enlargement)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 11:06:17 208.233.33.11 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 12:43:26 208.233.33.11 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 13:25:57 210.195.185.105 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 13:34:15 81.131.190.59 Search: query for 'duel'
2004.03.17 13:48:09 62.252.32.10 Search: query for 'swearing'
2004.03.17 15:08:35 208.19.233.72 Search: query for 'carmen'
2004.03.17 15:57:30 208.233.33.11 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 15:57:35 208.233.33.11 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 16:21:57 172.165.147.104 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 17:19:10 81.168.63.121 Ping 'http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2' failed: HTTP error: 500 read timeout
2004.03.17 17:19:10 81.168.63.121 Ping 'http://www.youtakingthepiss.co.uk/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/679' failed: HTTP error: 500 read timeout
2004.03.17 18:20:24 208.233.33.11 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 21:28:16 172.209.198.149 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.17 23:20:43 152.163.253.5 Search: query for 'hoe can you draw a cartoon that is plaing a dj'
2004.03.17 23:21:45 152.163.253.6 Search: query for 'how can you draw a cartoon that is plaing a dj'
2004.03.17 23:53:36 172.209.14.166 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 02:43:57 209.42.140.225 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 02:43:58 218.208.236.59 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 06:09:52 61.1.229.2 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (milf)[\w\-_.]*(hunter|moms|fucking)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 10:46:27 130.67.30.30 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 14:19:10 66.57.96.30 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 17:09:32 213.137.60.253 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 19:41:20 65.93.56.182 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 20:22:23 213.91.217.14 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 20:35:35 213.91.217.14 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 22:13:51 219.95.157.108 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 23:12:39 213.91.217.15 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 23:12:39 213.91.217.15 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (ultram\b|\btenuate|tramadol|pheromones|phendimetrazine|ionamin|ortho.?tricyclen|retin.?a)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 23:12:40 213.91.217.15 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.18 23:27:52 213.91.217.14 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.19 00:58:27 65.129.214.234 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.19 01:37:53 213.91.217.15 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (ultram\b|\btenuate|tramadol|pheromones|phendimetrazine|ionamin|ortho.?tricyclen|retin.?a)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.19 01:40:18 213.91.217.15 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.19 01:40:20 213.91.217.15 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.19 03:39:21 213.91.217.14 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (ultram\b|\btenuate|tramadol|pheromones|phendimetrazine|ionamin|ortho.?tricyclen|retin.?a)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.19 04:55:38 203.162.3.148 Search: query for 'women's scat'
2004.03.19 04:56:47 203.162.3.148 Search: query for 'women's toilet'
2004.03.19 04:57:27 203.162.3.148 Search: query for 'women's toilet'
2004.03.19 04:57:39 203.162.3.148 Search: query for 'women's toilet'
2004.03.19 06:49:51 213.91.217.14 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (ultram\b|\btenuate|tramadol|pheromones|phendimetrazine|ionamin|ortho.?tricyclen|retin.?a)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.19 08:20:02 211.149.64.133 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.19 12:09:02 64.36.6.250 Search: query for 'motor noise'
2004.03.19 12:37:54 171.75.89.16 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.19 14:03:06 81.168.63.121 Invalid login attempt from user 'theardvark'
2004.03.19 14:51:16 213.91.217.14 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.19 15:31:26 207.200.145.253 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.19 16:29:29 213.2.97.18 Search: query for 'food and chemicals which effect children's behaviour'
2004.03.19 18:08:34 67.72.182.202 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.19 19:12:07 81.174.170.1 Search: query for 'singhsons'
2004.03.19 19:44:48 213.91.217.15 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.19 21:33:04 213.91.217.15 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.20 00:00:57 81.128.168.172 Search: query for 'golden bonio awards 2004'
2004.03.20 03:03:44 201.0.65.115 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.20 11:03:58 62.147.139.90 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.20 11:37:57 213.122.212.73 Search: query for 'jolene blalock'
2004.03.20 15:27:27 66.230.167.210 Search: query for 'dj'
2004.03.20 16:50:36 206.216.180.2 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.20 18:23:18 24.243.49.160 Search: query for 'Husky 1650'
2004.03.20 18:23:29 24.243.49.160 Search: query for 'Husky 1650'
2004.03.20 19:19:28 81.196.243.92 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.20 21:59:42 81.98.81.211 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.20 22:45:29 81.98.81.211 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.21 00:28:15 200.236.149.1 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: ONLINE-CREDIT-REPORT-ONLINE.COM
2004.03.21 00:55:17 62.47.124.158 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (diet|penis)[\w\-_.]*(pills|enlargement)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.21 00:55:18 62.47.124.158 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (diet|penis)[\w\-_.]*(pills|enlargement)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.21 01:07:59 64.156.35.112 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.21 04:35:15 144.134.71.188 Search: query for 'italy'
2004.03.21 04:36:23 209.122.226.124 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.21 05:06:42 64.218.91.80 Search: query for 'fraggle rock'
2004.03.21 09:15:13 69.162.230.51 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.21 13:06:50 217.72.90.25 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.21 15:42:15 81.77.45.206 Search: query for 'singhsons'
2004.03.21 15:54:55 216.202.202.20 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.21 18:20:19 165.247.87.33 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.21 21:45:59 216.90.138.246 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 00:58:31 193.188.97.151 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (diet|penis)[\w\-_.]*(pills|enlargement)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 01:18:48 172.199.193.190 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 05:31:10 148.246.142.147 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 06:04:23 213.91.217.14 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 07:43:35 213.91.217.14 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 11:10:43 144.137.48.77 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 11:41:56 24.167.228.235 Search: query for 'the paperwork isn't finished until the job is done'
2004.03.22 14:25:45 213.91.217.15 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: job-interview-questions-tips.com
2004.03.22 14:45:07 193.188.97.151 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (diet|penis)[\w\-_.]*(pills|enlargement)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 15:16:29 165.121.34.170 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 16:26:27 213.91.217.14 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 18:02:34 193.108.78.10 Search: query for 'alison innes'
2004.03.22 18:32:23 216.74.216.105 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 18:45:04 193.110.216.140 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (prozac|zoloft|xanax|valium|hydrocodone|vicodin|paxil|vioxx)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 20:26:45 213.91.217.15 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: job-interview-questions-tips.com
2004.03.22 21:07:30 213.91.217.14 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 21:39:25 68.117.37.92 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.22 21:43:01 62.255.32.8 Ping 'http://ping.blo.gs/' failed: HTTP error: 500 read timeout
2004.03.22 23:12:06 217.184.120.99 Search: query for 'coogle arabic'
2004.03.22 23:12:15 217.184.120.99 Search: query for 'coogle arabic'
2004.03.23 00:54:22 80.47.202.78 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.23 04:11:26 218.188.8.182 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (diet|penis)[\w\-_.]*(pills|enlargement)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.23 08:45:15 193.110.216.140 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (prozac|zoloft|xanax|valium|hydrocodone|vicodin|paxil|vioxx)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.23 10:00:25 195.195.217.130 Search: query for 'lessons'
2004.03.23 10:03:06 194.230.217.174 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.23 10:36:05 193.110.216.140 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (prozac|zoloft|xanax|valium|hydrocodone|vicodin|paxil|vioxx)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.23 14:33:28 80.182.207.185 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.23 15:19:09 66.119.34.39 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (diet|penis)[\w\-_.]*(pills|enlargement)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.23 18:03:26 68.221.248.165 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.23 18:44:13 193.110.216.140 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (prozac|zoloft|xanax|valium|hydrocodone|vicodin|paxil|vioxx)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.23 20:50:44 193.110.216.140 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (prozac|zoloft|xanax|valium|hydrocodone|vicodin|paxil|vioxx)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.23 21:14:35 201.7.74.221 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (njhma)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.24 02:24:06 211.9.241.82 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (levitra|lolita|phentermine|viagra|vig-?rx|zyban|valtex|xenical|adipex|meridia\b)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.24 10:29:12 213.91.217.15 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: job-interview-questions-tips.com
2004.03.24 16:36:02 137.21.230.157 Search: query for 'TDL'
2004.03.24 18:18:21 219.166.5.123 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: (diet|penis)[\w\-_.]*(pills|enlargement)[\w\-_.]*\.[a-z]{2,}
2004.03.24 20:26:22 62.255.32.8 Ping 'http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2' failed: Ping error: Thanks for the ping, however we can only accept one ping every half-hour. It's cool that you're updating so often, however, if I may be so bold as to offer some advice -- take a break, you'll enjoy li
2004.03.24 20:26:22 62.255.32.8 Ping 'http://ping.blo.gs/' failed: Ping error: Weblog already updated recently.
2004.03.24 21:55:43 195.93.32.11 Search: query for 'names of additives'
2004.03.24 21:55:55 195.93.34.8 Search: query for 'names of additives'
2004.03.24 22:50:51 213.91.217.15 MT-Blacklist comment denial on aardvark.dj: job-interview-questions-tips.com

March 29, 2004 1:57 PM | Weblogging

1 Comments

gary said on April 19, 2004 5:51 PM:

Thanks for the pointer. I was boombarded with over 200 spam comments over the last weekend, and was desperately searching for something better than manual removal. MT-blacklist worked the wonder.

-- gary

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