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  1. #1
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    Massive vBulletin and directory attacks?

    I've noticed that vBulletin and one of my directories is getting hit hard for the same file by sites in the Netherlands, Russia, Vietnam and China.

    The lines typically state the same, trying to hit a file that isn't there, which may be in a forum/ or forums/ directory instead of the root.

    '/home/mysite/public_html/forumdisplay.php' not found or unable to stat
    '/home/mysite/public_html/newthread.php' not found or unable to stat

    What have you guys done for this? I'm assuming an .htaccess edit may be in order. I'm also hoping to track IP addresses so that I can keep adding them easily. I wish it was more simple to do it on the server level using whm since it's usually accessible everywhere.

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    Depends on exactly what they are requesting from forumdisplay and newthread. You could also have style problems pointint to the wrong paths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheps View Post
    Depends on exactly what they are requesting from forumdisplay and newthread. You could also have style problems pointint to the wrong paths.
    newthread? forumdisplay? These aren't style issues. Additionally, I'm getting nailed for requests for those non-existent files only from IP addresses that seem to be registered as sources of spam in the spamchecker.

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    If there are excessive number of connections then you can use mod_evasive for thwarting the connections or else you can also use mod_security and write custom rules for IP addresses hitting non existing pages.
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