Dealing with spam

From MT's ProNet comes some very good tips for dealing ith spam at the webserver level.

I'd just implemented mod_security a little while ago on my server, and while it hasn't stopped the flood of spammy referrers, it has kept a lot of them sucking up bandwidth. One thing I need to do is start keeping up with adding additional rules to mod_security. Soon I'll have to split it out into a separate file to include in httpd.conf. And to help with creating mod_security rules is Noel Jackson's mod_security rule generator.

The other things I'll be experimenting with are Peter Wood's blacklist_to_modsec script and the DSBL plugin from Brad Choate.