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Lack of spam

Interesting. I haven't had any Unsolicited Commercial Linkage (blogspam) attempts for almost a week. It used to be at about 20 attempts a day.

Maybe it was that infinite loop I put after my spampop check. Last Sunday, instead of a normal 5 byte die() response, my script sent 604245 bytes of rubbish. This is the code:

if(isset($_SERVER['HTTP_VIA']) && preg_match('/pinappleproxy/', $_SERVER['HTTP_VIA']))
{
while(TRUE) { echo 'Pop.'; }
}

I'm really still guessing, but if lots of people start doing this it could help slow down the spammers. At least a bit.

edit: The lack of spam for a week was probably due to a separate bug, but my point's still valid.

⇐13 Mar 2005 - For those that don't understand yet... / 11 Mar 2005 - Single policy party? Never!⇒

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Ouch.

The flooding approach really doesn't work. One request just used 143MB of (my) bandwidth before giving up. I'm going to switch t... / Trackback from rdmsoft.com Blog on 13 Mar 2005 at 22:46.

and WTF does tht mean :S ( PS - have emoticons on your blogs :P ) / Comment from AD4M on 12 Mar 2005 at 22:50.

That would be faster if it were a strstr(). / Comment from Michael Tunnicliffe on 13 Mar 2005 at 13:19.

Two reasons for that: 1 - lazy copy and paste. 2 - I can make the matching more complicated in the future. / Comment from Robert Marshall / [Admin] on 13 Mar 2005 at 20:10.

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tH