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(2020-04-17, 03:22 PM)Darth Apple Wrote: They definitely do affect server load. I've had as much as 700 online at once. Nowhere near 90K, and 700 alone was enough to use up a core.

They don't generally follow images and so forth, so that reduces the load as opposed to an actual user browsing. Servers can handle a surprisingly large amount of traffic with relatively modest hardware nowadays, but 90K bots is... wow. I'd be curious as to who your host is. I'm impressed.

Sounds like the suggestions above for Cloudflare may not be a bad idea.

Well they suspended me. Namecheap is the host. On shared hosting...

If I purge them from users online there are thousands back within a minute. The 90k is over a full day.

I really hate that cloudflare check when landing on a site...trying to avoid that.

I have some suggestions ... See if any sound possible 

- what about this 5MB bad bot IP list. Would it do any good?

- I remember also some way to keep bots from accessing certain links, I think it was in htaccess, to stop them from accessing reply, birthdays, etc... There was a set thing to copy and paste for MyBB specifically.

- there's no way to disallow * (bot) unless IP of whitelisted bot? Seems there should be some way to do this in htaccess. I understand some bots can mimic real users but I think this would help if it's possible ....

- I've also seen Honeypot link (or disallowed link)...is there some plugin that could be made that would: if * accesses disallowed link or Honeypot link then block access to site. Sounds simple, maybe could add white list to it as well .... Is that possible?
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Thousands and thousands of guests - by DrXotick - 2020-04-17, 08:37 AM
RE: Thousands and thousands of guests - by WallBB - 2020-04-17, 08:50 AM
RE: Thousands and thousands of guests - by R34P3R - 2020-04-17, 01:01 PM
RE: Thousands and thousands of guests - by R34P3R - 2020-04-17, 01:52 PM
RE: Thousands and thousands of guests - by DrXotick - 2020-04-17, 03:57 PM
RE: Thousands and thousands of guests - by R34P3R - 2020-04-17, 05:41 PM
RE: Thousands and thousands of guests - by R34P3R - 2020-04-17, 06:36 PM

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