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Nightdude

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My site is a school web community. Being school is out, I was intrigued to see a tremendous amount of traffic over the past few days (100's day to same place).

All the traffic goes to the same place..... /public_html/trackback.php

Being I have trackbacks disabled, not much is showing up for them.

Any ideas what they may be up to?? (Not bots or search engines)

Night
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Dirk

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Quote by Nightdude: All the traffic goes to the same place..... /public_html/trackback.php

Spambots.

If you don't use trackbacks anyway, you could add that file to your robots.txt, remove it, and/or add a .htaccess rule to block all requests to it with a 403 status code, e.g.
PHP Formatted Code
Redirect 403 /trackback.php
 


In other words: There isn't really much that you can do against those requests, but you can try to make it known that that file isn't in use / isn't there any more while reducing the load on your server. Eventually, the traffic may go away (or maybe it won't ...).

bye, Dirk
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