March 02, 2004

IP Logging

I've been hit by some "penis enlargement" comment spam recently. I would like to ban the IP, but I don't know what the IP is. Does anyone know how I can log commenter's IPs? Also, what are these "referrer logs" people keep talking about--do I have one already, and if not is there a way for me to get one for free? Thanks.

Posted by Matt Weiner at March 2, 2004 05:27 PM

If you go into MT and edit the message (either through the front page, or through the edit screen for the post the comment is on) it should show you the IP address.

And you should get MT-Blacklist:

Posted by: Brian Weatherson at March 2, 2004 05:56 PM

There it is, duh. Thanks.

Posted by: Matt Weiner at March 2, 2004 06:39 PM

Brian is right...get MT-Blacklist.

When you get a comment email and see that it is spam, all you do is click the blacklist url at the bottom of the email and then click one button in the ensuing browser window. The spam is gone, the sender is blacklisted, and so are the urls they are pestering you with.

Extermely efficient.

Posted by: King of Fools at March 4, 2004 10:25 PM