Word To The Wise

Last modified on January 11th, 2009

Never leave a few episodes of heroes on your web server, thinking that some day you’ll want to access them remotely. Somehow someone found where they were on my server, and sure enough, I’ve been providing the bandwidth for a lot of happy viewers somewhere over the last few days. Novus emailed me last night and told me I was up to 100GB worth of traffic already this month, which is obviously fairly steep. Looking at my logs I found the reason in short order, and stopped all those pesky leeches.

6 responses to “Word To The Wise”

  1. Michael says:

    Wow, that sucks. I wish I had Novus though.. I have Shaw and the max upload is 1 mbps no matter which plan you have and my bandwidth cap is about 100gb/month. Super lame.

  2. Morten says:

    If you have a web server you are well served to keep it locked down tight with some nice passwords. When I worked at Shaw I remember they found someone with over 800GB of uploads in one month. Turned out he didn’t know his open web server was a host for some nasty german “movie fan club”.

  3. Duane Storey says:

    Yah, it’s all locked down for the most part, and all my passwords are secure enough that I’m not worried about people breaking in. This episode was unfortunately my own fault, as I had a bunch of files there for the taking, and security by obscurity turned out not to be enough. Live and learn.

  4. Dale says:

    Are your ‘private’ archives safe?

  5. gusgreeper says:

    OMG i know this is SO happening to me. so many things make sense right now. thank you for this post. lots of stuff is not working that should work so there is other stuff wrong too but there is no doubt this is part of it. thanks!! more info for the LD tech dudes will keep the cost down.

  6. Duane Storey says:

    @Dale – you should know, logs say you accessed them *all night* !

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