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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:07 am

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Isileth
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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:14 pm

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Been a while! He's a goner :)
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:19 pm

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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:00 pm

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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:19 pm

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It was John Cena!!! And he's gone :lol:
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:05 pm

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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:26 pm

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https://www.shatteredstar.com/forums/me ... ile&u=6776

Looks like they have cracked our code

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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:31 am

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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:35 pm

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I'll rework some of our bot countermeasures next week to try and stem the flow.
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:58 pm

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Re: Bot List

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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:40 am

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I've had to ban a relatively narrow bot IP range this morning, as we were being scraped with approximately 2500 simultaneous connections which was putting strain on the server.

I don't believe this should affect anyone having looked into the IP range, but if anyone now has troubles accessing things give me a shout and I'll loosen the ban a little.
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:24 am

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You might need to widen that a little. Had problems with the site loading, either only partially loading or going to a sql error too many connections. When I finally got it to load I saw there was over 500 guests (that number is steadily going down so I assume it was more earlier when I couldn't get on). It looks like we had even more on yesterday as they set a new record.
Most users ever online was 2468 on Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:57 pm

On a side note the first 3 pages of new members is basically all bots with links to their websites memberlist.php?mode=&sk=c&sd=d#memberlist

Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:02 pm

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Isileth wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:24 am
You might need to widen that a little. Had problems with the site loading, either only partially loading or going to a sql error too many connections. When I finally got it to load I saw there was over 500 guests (that number is steadily going down so I assume it was more earlier when I couldn't get on). It looks like we had even more on yesterday as they set a new record.
Most users ever online was 2468 on Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:57 pm

On a side note the first 3 pages of new members is basically all bots with links to their websites memberlist.php?mode=&sk=c&sd=d#memberlist

Thanks Isi, appreciate this.

Given this and the DDOS issues we've had today I've now put in place a blanket ban on Chinese IPs for the timebeing. This will last until weekend when I'll have time to review the server logs and narrow this a little bit. I'll also clear out the accounts and review signup security at the same time.

I would hope there'll be less issues now. But if anyone sees crazy high guest counts again, or experiences server issues, please give me a poke on Discord and I'll take a look as a priority.

Sorry about this!
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:41 am

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Re: Bot List

PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:44 pm

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Removed!
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

Forever an eXile and proud of it!

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