“Lolita” is the name used by a robot that’s posting spam in the comments sections of weblogs. The brief, meaningless messages it posts contain links to a notably blatant come-on page for a porn site.
Weblogs whose comment sections are known to have been hit with “Lolita” posts: Joseph Duemer’s Reading & Writing, some indeterminate number of messages. Making Light, seven of them. Geek News Central, a dozen. Space Waitress Gate A and Talk Left, about fifteen apiece. John Cole’s Balloon Juice, twenty. Electrolite, thirty-two. I’m sure many other sites have been hit as well.Joseph Duemer went poking around and came up with this:
18.104.22.168 Leonid@yahoo.comJoseph Duemer also posted that information to Talk Left’s comment thread on this subject, where Felix Deutsch replied:
organization: Video LO
owner: Guy McFarland
address: 4009 Dancing Cloud Ct. #42
created: 2003-03-09 15:54:35 UTC JORE-1
modified: 2003-08-31 16:07:25 UTC JORE-1
expires: 2004-03-09 09:54:19 UTC
Phone: 850-269-2814When we tried to resolve the IP address, we got “pfilter3.ikano.com.”
4009 Dancing Cloud Ct,
Destin, FL 32541-3388
The IP address (the machine where the robot lives) is located in the following netblock:First order of business: If your weblogging software plus the above information gives you the option of blocking these guys from posting to your journal, weblog comments sections, guestbook, etc., go take care of it right now. The weblogging and journaling community has already spent too much time today cleaning Lolitas out of our sites.
felixd@fubar:~$ whois 22.214.171.124
Electric Lightwave Inc ELI-NETBLK98 (NET-209-210-0-0-1)
126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
SISNA ELI-209-210-176-0-20 (NET-209-210-176-0-1)
184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
SISNA, Inc. SISNA-SLC-SERV (NET-209-210-176-0-2)
18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124
felixd@fubar:~$ whois SISNA-SLC-SERV
OrgName: SISNA, Inc.
Address: 265 East 100 South Suite 310
City: Salt Lake City
NetRange: 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52TechHandle: PN44-ARIN
TechName: Ngai, Peter
Useful stuff: Movable Type’s support forum topic about comment spam and how to fight it.
Jay Allen’s anti-comment-spam program “MT Blacklist” will be released on Monday. It doesn’t come a moment too soon. The incidence of this stuff can only increase.
Hope that’s everything. Must go to sleep now.