If you’ve tried to post a comment here over the last few days, you would have been disappointed. Over the weekend I came under another massive comment spam attack which brought my server to its knees. I was seeing a server load of over 300 (it should usually be less than 1). Even though I had switched to authenticated commenters only, the sheer number of requests on the comments program was killing the server. So I took pretty drastic action and removed execute permissions from the mt-comments.cgi program. I’ve just turned it back on, but I’ll be watching closely over the next few days and will turn it off again if necessary.
“We apologise for the inconvenience”