Anti Denial Of Service Module in place
I have today added an extra security module to the server which should reduce the ability for spiders (the biggest culprit being BaiduSpider!) to severly cripple the machine by issuing lots of requests in quick succession. The configuration will need some tweaking I’m sure, but if you find yourself getting blocked when you’re trying to use the site legitimately, please drop me an email. In theory it won’t impinge on normal users at all – but as with all these things the theory doesn’t always meet with reality that often!
I’m sure I’m not the only one wondering this, what is a spider???? (Besides being an animal!)
Theory is always so fun to play with in computer world. 🙂