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General Lee Traffic Bot Went Berserk lol Shut Down Web and Internet

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by losille, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. losille

    losille Junior Member

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    It was hilarious! I was expecting storm troopers to bust down the door.

    I have been running General Lee's Intelligent Traffic bot off and on for several months. I run it at night. No problem. I love it.

    The phone rang at 4 AM.
    HostGator called to say they were shutting down my site. I had broken their TOS by tying up too many resources. HostGator is always pissy about something so I figured I would deal with them when I got up and went back to sleep.

    Around 5:30 AM the phone rang again.
    My internet provider, AT&T, called and said they were shutting down our service. Something I was running was bogging down the system. I figured whatever it was could wait and I went back to sleep.

    When I got up my computer had locked and their must have been a thousand browser 32s running. I have no idea what happened. It usually behaves very nicely.

    My husband cracked me up. He said he was glad I didn't have Scrapebox running at the same time, men in black would have crashed in and made us disappear.

    AT&T had the service back on by the time we got up. HostGator took a full day of emails and they would release my account to I deactivated just about every plugin I had. It was stupid how many hoops they made me jump through. I even had to deactivate "All In One Seo".

    It is the most exciting thing we have had happen around here in years.

    That is ends this episode of "When Good Bots Go Bad".
     
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  2. ceosam

    ceosam BANNED BANNED

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    lol the funniest thing ive heard all day
     
  3. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    i find it funny how you just went back to sleep after the calls lol
     
  4. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    I can max out my internet connection for days at a time and my ISP never complains, you need to switch to a better one in your area if there is one.

    ATT is probably the worst ISP in the U.S., when I first got them in 2007 I got their highest package of 6mbps down. I decided to cancel them in 2011 since I switched it Cable Internet,but then decided I didnt need the extra bandwidth at the time,around the middle of the year I went back to ATT and the max in my area was only 3mbps. Yet there wasn't a massive increase in population in my area,and most of the people are somewhat older so they only use Internet to just read emails.
     
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  5. tompots

    tompots Elite Member Premium Member

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    If you have charter in your area then you should go with them, I have had 10 instances of scrapbox running at once. without a problem. You should not out another member like that.
     
  6. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Thats who I am with right now, Not counting Verizon Fios, they are the best internet service in the country. I can do 750GB of downloads in a week easily, and they do not care, of course its most likely due to no one really using the internet in my area much.
     
  7. bigkapp

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    This is the first time I've heard of this bot. I've read a couple of article's though, clamming that with steady traffic coming to your site Google along with other Search Engines marks your sites PA a little higher. With a little bit of creativity it could be used to manipulate the search engines to rank sites a little better.