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2019-03-08 03:26:14

I can't see data from any user, team or country. Click on any item and the display is what the home page looks like. This situation not only I appeared here, other friends also encountered, I hope the administrator as soon as possible to pay attention. (The authorized item needs to be displayed and the corresponding switch is turned on.)

(For my friend freestman.)
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2019-03-08 11:54:14

From your IP I see you are from China. I have indeed blocked access to the statistics for China because a large number of Chinese IP addresses from different blocks were scraping the statistics (clearly sequential reading) and overloading the server causing delays in load times and stats updates. There was no other way to stop the attack because there was no common identifier across the different IP's.

I'll remove the block but will reinstate it if the issue returns!
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2019-03-09 12:12:06

[BOINCstats Willy wrote:

From your IP I see you are from China. I have indeed blocked access to the statistics for China because a large number of Chinese IP addresses from different blocks were scraping the statistics (clearly sequential reading) and overloading the server causing delays in load times and stats updates. There was no other way to stop the attack because there was no common identifier across the different IP's.

I'll remove the block but will reinstate it if the issue returns!


Roger that.Thank you.
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2019-06-14 07:52:53

Again IP blocks from China were massively scraping the site so I blocked China again until I find another solution to block scrapers.
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2019-06-15 07:50:43

I Implemented ShieldOn to prevent massive scraping of the stats pages.

I may have to tinker with the settings so if anybody runs into too many "confirm you are human" pages then let me know.
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2019-06-16 07:42:43
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I don't know why but someone/something from China insists on hammering BOINCstats from hundreds of different IP addresses. ShieldOn has already blocked over 4000 IP's and I have added several large subnets from having access to the site.

I'm sorry if you get in the crossfire of this and get locked out of the stats but if I do nothing then BOINCstats goes down every couple of minutes because the database can't handle the load.
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2019-06-16 15:23:07

Other than gumming up the works are there security issues involved that could impact on our individual accounts?
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2019-06-16 15:45:30

James Bradshaw wrote:

Other than gumming up the works are there security issues involved that could impact on our individual accounts?

No risks, just a slow website.
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2019-06-17 03:26:03

Because of the content censorship firewall, there is no access to the human identification component provided by Google in China. As a result, the data of this website can not be accessed by real people in China now.(by freestman)
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2019-06-17 06:58:03

horst1981 wrote:

Because of the content censorship firewall, there is no access to the human identification component provided by Google in China. As a result, the data of this website can not be accessed by real people in China now.(by freestman)

Well that s***s, however I have to do something to prevent the site from going offline all the time. I'm trying to track down the subnets from which the idiots keep hammering the site however when I'm busy with my personal life I don't always have time for that so I have to use automated measures.

I'll add another Captcha when I have time.

Sidenote: the IP from where you post is not blacklisted.
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2019-06-17 09:35:39

I changed the Captcha to something else for China residents.
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