An interesting set of events happend tonight.
Around 7:00PM, My phone rang.
I Picked up and said “Hello.”, and immediately the person on the other end said “Hi, Is Paul there? This is Mike <forgot the Last name>”. I responded with a “No, he is out on his bike right now.”, and at that moment my mother told me “no, he’s in the bathroom right now”. So i said “Ohh, he is here. One moment”.
I then put the phone down, and wandered into the kitchen to yell for the dad to pick up the phone on the other side of the house, and then i walked back into the living room.
When i got back into the living room, i picked up my phone and could tell that the line on the other side of the house was in use. But, only moments later I heard the phone on the other side of the house hang up.
I responded back slightly confused, and said “Who is this again?”. He said that his name was mike, and he then said “Is this mikey?”, and i said “Yes it is.”, he said “I was reading your blog, that’s hilarious, talking about how your dad is such a dirtbag that he won’t call his bill collectors.”. Me being frightened and pretty much paralized with confusion slammed the phone down.
I then reconnected, ssh’d to my website, and ran chmod 000 public_html, thus locking off access to my website.
I then logged into cpanel, and downloaded my access log to find out the ip of the user, and added a line into my .htaccess to disallow access to this user.
After banning the ip addresses, i ran chmod 755 public_html to allow access to my website for the public, and later on decided to remove the ip address ban from .htaccess .
After that, i had a chat with my host, and he configured my account with bash shell access as opposed to jailshell access, this way i can monitor access to my website via access logs, so i can watch those same collectors access my website.
So, it appears they only browse my website via google cache. That was taken care of with robots.txt . Now google, and every other search engine won’t crawl my website anymore. I’ll probably remove that ban after all of this has boiled over.
That’s about it for today, laterios.