I posted earlier about the fantastic ReverseDOS anti-spam filter that I installed on my site to try and cut down on the wasted bandwidth/clock cycles incoming spam attempts were still chewing up; the preliminary results are looking very promising (I haven’t had a single spam comment since I installed it), and my bandwidth usage is down by about 30%. So, I’m re-enabling trackbacks (which by far and away is where most of the junk was coming from…I’d say a ratio of about 20:1 over comment spam) and we’ll see if it’s really working. I’ll give it either:
- Until Friday, or
- Until I get my first big batch of trackback spam
And then I’ll post about the results. Overall at this point I’m extremely impressed with this utility, and haven’t noticed any performance issues on the server it’s installed on. This thing is a godsend.
Tue, Jan 17 2006 6:11 PM