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Since updating to 9.1.1 my site has started getting bots posting.

I had been running 9.0.6.1 for 18 months with 0 posts, by using a bot trap that used to be in the wiki.

Since updating to 9.1.1 I have had bots running arround and spamming the public forums.

Can anybody explain why this might be happening since the upgrade?

Thanks.

Server specs (Server OS / Apache / MySQL / PHP / DragonflyCMS):
Linux OS / Apache 1.3.37 / MySQL 5.0.24-standard / PHP 4.4.2 / DF 9.1.1


The only bot trap I remember was for banning bots that don't follow robots.txt. Nothing to do with automated posting scripts.

You're allowing guest posts so anyone can automate a post.

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Server specs (Server OS / Apache / MySQL / PHP / DragonflyCMS):
Linux/1.3.37/4.1.21-standard/4.4.4/9.1.1


did you accidentally overwrite your robots.txt and .htaccess without adding the bottrap changes?

Server specs (Server OS / Apache / MySQL / PHP / DragonflyCMS):
Fedora 25 / Apache 2.4.27 / MariaDB 10.1.26 / PHP 7.1.10 / Mercurial


DJ Maze wrote
did you accidentally overwrite your robots.txt and .htaccess without adding the bottrap changes?


I place the bot-trap directory in the robots .txt, but no changes to .htaccess. As the bot-trap instructions have been removed frm the wiki, i don't know what, if any changes need to be made.

Server specs (Server OS / Apache / MySQL / PHP / DragonflyCMS):
Linux OS / Apache 1.3.37 / MySQL 5.0.24-standard / PHP 4.4.2 / DF 9.1.1

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