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 Post subject: Notice to HostsMan users
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:24 pm 
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This is a notice to all HostsMan users, currently using hpHosts.

Because I am seeing hundreds of requests per second coming in from HostsMan users*, I must request you please set HostsMan to check a maximum of TWICE PER DAY, and not every other second, as is the case now.

Whilst I do not want to ban the HostsMan user agent, the servers cannot handle the amount of traffic they are generating (the HM traffic currently accounts for 60% of the traffic coming into the network).

* the traffic I am seeing is only from a small sub-set of HM users, but amounts to a mini dDos due to the frequency in which they are doing it.

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to HostsMan users
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:57 pm 
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Cheers Smile

Btw, linky goes to;

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to HostsMan users
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:32 pm 
I'm having loads of time on my hands today waiting for hpHO search for domains listed.

I'm wondering if I'm part of the problem. Mr. Green

Ben hitting it up frequently...(obsessively) last couple weeks getting things sorted for inclusion to hpH db and SA reviews as well.

I'd be willing to bet my domain is high up there in your logs. Embarassed

It's a great jump point to get everything in one fell swoop, Whois info, Trusted Source, robtext.



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 Post subject: Re: Notice to HostsMan users
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:00 pm 
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hehe hpObserver, Outlook Export, vURL DE (and vURL Online) etc, all use the verify.* domain, which according to it's logs, has a moderate but not abnormal amount of traffic, and doesn't appear to have been causing any strain on the server Smile ...... so nope, you're not to blame Wink

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to HostsMan users
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:02 pm 
The link in YoKenny's post leads to the private part of the forum.

I've however posted the notice to the general public here and in our website for those subscribed to the RSS.

I'm also going to make some changes for the next version of HostsMan to help prevent situations like this in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to HostsMan users
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:31 pm 
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Much appreciated, cheers Smile

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to HostsMan users
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:35 pm 
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These are still coming in hard n fast (guess some haven't updated to the latest HostsMan release), so within the next 24 hours or so, I'll be implementing a new filter at the gateway level, to block HM 3.2 (UA: HostsMan/3.2) and earlier (UA: HostsMan/3.x).

Apologies to anyone thats inconvenienced by this.

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to HostsMan users
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:56 pm 
MysteryFCM wrote:
These are still coming in hard n fast (guess some haven't updated to the latest HostsMan release), so within the next 24 hours or so, I'll be implementing a new filter at the gateway level, to block HM 3.2 (UA: HostsMan/3.2) and earlier (UA: HostsMan/3.x).

Apologies to anyone thats inconvenienced by this.
Not so much inconvenienced, but just a tick surprised when I got an alert! First thought is "Steven got hacked'! But a calmer mind prevailed and I send a PM about it, lol.



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 Post subject: Re: Notice to HostsMan users
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:57 pm 
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hehe sorry about that ...... I've also implemented a few other things to cut down on overloads and such Smile

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 Post subject: Re: Notice to HostsMan users
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:27 pm 
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The following user agents, as used by older versions of HM, are now blocked;

HostsMan/1.x
HostsMan/2.x
HostsMan/3.1
HostsMan/3.2

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