Treatment for ego problems

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When I get too many visitors to my website, my ego get's effected. One way to cure it is to identify known bots and spammers and to stop counting page views attributable to those spammers. As a result the total number of pages per day as reported by the log analysis tools decreases and that in turn leads to a dramatic reduction in the ego. Here are the latest additions to the exclude list (in analog.cfg):

HOSTEXCLUDE 218.103.176.25 HOSTEXCLUDE 74.50.117.78 HOSTEXCLUDE 74.50.117.96 HOSTEXCLUDE 69.46.23.155 HOSTEXCLUDE 194.165.42.137 HOSTEXCLUDE 60.255.140.28 HOSTEXCLUDE 198.24.6.168 The first four spambots in this list accounted for more than 50,000 page views per week. iptables has also been updated to drop any requests from these IPS (why waste bandwidth?). Despite filtering out these requests the large differece between the number of ads served by adsense and the number of pages reported by analog remains high. By the way, you can find out if an IP you suspect as belonging to a spammer really does belong to a one by entering it in the IP lookup table at Project Honey Pot.. Another place where you get a similar sort of service is Stop Forum Spam

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