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By Lou Marzeles

Sentinel web site attacked by computers in China


The Goldendale Sentinel web site was heavily hit last week by numerous internet sources in China. The attacks forced The Sentinel site to slow down to a tedious crawl.

The Sentinel site is hosted by LionsLight, based out of Spokane. The company reported the Chinese bot attacks Monday. Since then, The Sentinel site has implemented safeguards—never required before—to deter such attacks.

“It’s very common for individual bots or IP addresses to spider a site so fast it becomes difficult for the server to maintain,” Dan Wilcox at LionsLight told The Sentinel, “but far less common for a bunch of IP addresses to do this, which is what your site experienced. And all the nasty IPs were...

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