Author: J.Peters13 (16 Aug 18 11:02pm)
If someone sends or posts spam messages containing a link to my website, does that cause the IP of my server to get blacklisted? If so, that's a DoS attack, because CloudFlare trusts ProjectHoneyPot, and will block access from my server IP address to other websites.
I'm trying to figure out why my RSS fetching script keeps getting blocked by CloudFlare. I only fetch once a day from the affected URLs, so that shouldn't be triggering any limits. I've double-checked everything -- all the data I'm serving checksums correctly, there are no extra files, I'm not running anything dynamic (no PHP, no Wordpress etc). There's nothing odd in the logs. I've run chkrootkit and lynis. So I'm not serving malware or hosting viruses or rootkits or anything like that.
Right now I think ProjectHoneyPot is giving a false positive for my IP address, but since I can only get a summary from the page, not details of what spam posts it has collected (42 in the last 6 months it seems), I can't debug what is going on.