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Huston we had a problem

August 07, 2006
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huston-problemA brief message about the recent 5 day outage.

My hosting provider "had no choice but to suspend my web site due to extreme Apache overloading". I was notified of the few offending CGI scripts and a single static jpg that were causing the havoc.

It was mainly the Movable Type track back script that was being hammered by various spammers and caused the overload.

To protect the web site from future high loads I have disabled some functionality just to be on the safe side:

Movable Type track-backs (only spammers used them anyway)
Movable Type search (use Google search instead)
Mowecam post image (you can deploy the PHP file on your own server to continue using it)
ImdbRatings4Vue

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