Unable to download from "External Mirror"

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Re: Unable to download from "External Mirror"

Post by Raimond » Mon 16. Jul 2012, 11:01

Hi,

a captcha wouldn't stop the automated downloads.
the captcha recognizion systems are able to get one out of 10 at the moment.
So after 10 tries the bot would have the direct download link. After that it could download the files as often as it wants

So the php file and/or the rapidsharemirror are the only ways to do it at the moment.

Rai

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Re: Unable to download from "External Mirror"

Post by RedneckDrow » Mon 6. Aug 2012, 04:36

Are the IP addresses attacking you static or dynamic? I'd suggest using a perma-ban script if the former is true.

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Re: Unable to download from "External Mirror"

Post by Raimond » Thu 9. Aug 2012, 23:55

Dynamic

At the moment we are between 500GB and 1TB traffic per month

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Re: Unable to download from "External Mirror"

Post by RedneckDrow » Sat 18. Aug 2012, 23:05

All you have to do is, either way:

If you want to block an ip address from visiting your site, then add this to your .htaccess file using notepad. Simply add more IP lines as you need them.

order allow,deny
deny from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
deny from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
deny from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
allow from all

If you want to block an entire range of IP addresses, try this:

order allow,deny
deny from xxx.xxx.
deny from xxx.xxx.xxx.
allow from all

where the x's are the ip numbers.

I hope they all come from the same range, but you can add as many lines as you want between the "order" and "allow all" lines.

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Re: Unable to download from "External Mirror"

Post by Raimond » Wed 22. Aug 2012, 22:07

your idea is good, but the ip adresses are from different ranges.
There is absolutely no connection between them.
Even the geoloctions are different.

(USA, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, Turky.....)

By the way: the record holder is from Kuantan, Malaysia with over 172,000 Downloads in a single day!


Rai

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Re: Unable to download from "External Mirror"

Post by RedneckDrow » Fri 24. Aug 2012, 22:45

Then, I hate to say it, but block Malaysia using country codes and or IP Numbers (not addresses) I'd say you would have fewer bandwith problems that way.

But by that logic, you could just as easily block the USA :shock: forget I said anything!

You could also just upload new releases to a box.net account (Right now, new users get 25gb for free!) or dropbox account,and release them through the forum.

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Re: Unable to download from "External Mirror"

Post by Raimond » Fri 24. Aug 2012, 22:51

Hi,

I'll stay with the current system. It records all IP adresses and blocks the download if there are more than 50 requests within 24 hours.
(It still counts upwards even when it blocks the numers so I always know the record holder :-)

Using dropbox is no solution, I've tried this some time ago.
You'll get a mail that you've exeeded you traffic volume and that ALL public file downloads freom your account are blocked for the next 24 hours.

I think the same would happen with box.net
(is it possible to use your own encryption key with box.net?)

Rai

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