July 20, 2006
A Big Mu Nu To-Do
Those of you who tried to post comments yesterday should be aware that the mighty Mu Nu machine was on the fritz. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, the mu.nu domain is a private server that I and many other blogs use for publishing our sites. It runs on the Movable Type (MT) format and a lot of Mu Nu blogs have been coming under heavy comment spam attacks lately.
There is a way to block the IP addresses of these spambots using what's called an MT Blacklist. Unfortunately, if you don't know what you're doing you could potentially throw a monkey wrench into the works by using it. That's what happened yesterday when someone was trying to shield themselves from these annoying spam comments. As a result, the whole system went kerflooey. The administrator is doing his best to upgrade the server including putting in verification codes for comments that spambots cannot read. I will let everyone know how this is working out as he feverishly works to put this into place. In the meantime, thanks for your patience.
Rest assured I haven't banned anyone from commenting on the site (except for the chosen few that I have - and you know who you are!) and as of now everything seems to be back to normal.
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Yeah, I think somehow an IP address got blacklisted and now my uncle gets an "unauthorized" message when he tries to get to my blog.
Posted by: GroovyVic at July 20, 2006 11:43 AM (UKobO)
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