Comment/trackback spam alive and well.

In case you’re wondering, comment spam is alive and well. A few months back, tired of watching the load crunch under the strain of computing whether or not to blacklist, I removed the comment and trackback scripts. My server returns a not found message for them. On a whim I grepped the logs today for hits to the trackback handler (mt-tb.cgi). Between about 3:30 and 4:30 this afternoon my server took 553 hits from 92 different IP addresses. Nice.

  $ grep mt-tb andrew.log|wc -l
  $ grep mt-tb andrew.log|awk ‘{print $1}’|sort -u|wc -l
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