I am being hammered here, and I’m not yet sure how, despite much looking at access / error and referrer logs.
Emails from the server:
12 November – ” Your site romanticrobot.net has exceeded its bandwidth quota in the period beginning on 2004-11-01.
Your quota is set to 1048576000 bytes ( 1000.0 MB ), and your site has consumed 307492763 bytes ( 293.248 MB ) beyond that quota.
12 December – “your site has consumed 399392301 bytes ( 380.89 MB ) beyond that quota.”
12 January – “your site has consumed 1229761524 bytes ( 1172.792 MB ) beyond that quota.”
That last jump is pretty bloody high. Referrer logs showed little, but what is strange is that in about 4 places on my site I have a small php script. The location of said script is not visible unless you view the source, and if you try the location in your browser, you get instantly banned and I get an email telling me your IP. I’ve had one (IP 188.8.131.52), so if it’s a script that is systematically downloading the site, it’s clever – and that rules out a script.
Biggest directory hit is this one /T2/ so I guess I have to work out just wtf is killing my site this way.
It’s not that I’ve got to worry about anything – my hosting is fine – it’s just the sheer pointlessness of this exercise. I note that Gary seems to have the same problem. Maybe we should compare notes ?