Comments on 2018-07-15 Russian Gopher Idiots at Work

Time to take another look at the tarpit idea again.

– Alex Schroeder 2018-07-16 06:38 UTC

I just added default Surge Protection.

– Alex Schroeder 2018-07-16 07:41 UTC

Apparently it doesn’t help. I come back to the server and my web and gopher services are down. Load is up to 128. Fiddled with the code some more. As these people are forcing me to spend time writing code I’m not interested in because they wrote a gopher bot that requests pages faster than people usually read, I’m growing angrier every time I’m forced to look at this.

Right now their bot is behaving, though: twenty requests in around 50s.

– Alex Schroeder 2018-07-16 18:56 UTC

It is a promising sign of the Gopher renaissance that the Russian trolls are paying attention.

Hans Gerwitz 2019-05-20 14:43 UTC

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