Metafilter is being "ripped" in its entirety and copied by a server running in China. April 17, 2005 2:48 PM   Subscribe

http://www.metafilter.com.1bu.com/

Metafilter is being "ripped" in its entirety and copied by a server running in China. Apparently this guy is hitting everyone and everything, copying entire sites and hosting them, but hotlinking to images. What he gains from this I don't know, but add his IP address to the firewall rules so he can't do this.

Some others he's doing this to include porn sites, antique sites, major searh engines, game companies...you name it, they've been duplicated and are paying for image bandwidth if a surfer his his copied version of your site.

I only pray that ebay can smite him:

http://www.ebay.com.1bu.com/
posted by Kato to Bugs at 2:48 PM (13 comments total)

It's a proxy filter. I'm not sure why it makes you so upset.

Some others he's doing this to include porn sites, antique sites, major searh engines, game companies...

1bu.com isn't doing this to anyone in particular--the host where my personal web pages are can be accessed through 1bu.com, and I doubt that they had ever come across it before.

Their description:
1bu.com filters and visits the function :

You add in the back of existing websites .1bu.Com or .1bu.net is visited, Can filter FLASH above , webpage virus , hostile code ,etc. ; Can convenient increase filter telecommunication wait for ISP filter yellow , illegal website that lose ,etc. also, benefits your use.
If you are a network station owner, do not hope your websites are filtered and visited , Can be very easy to Remove by oneself .
posted by grouse at 2:59 PM on April 17, 2005


is it to get around the censorship there?
posted by amberglow at 3:16 PM on April 17, 2005


it's probably to get round the censorship and would be a good thing. and stop being so frickin anal about information - especially if you rip music for chrissakes.
posted by andrew cooke at 3:27 PM on April 17, 2005


It's a proxy for cell phones, IIRC. Every six months or so, someone discovers one. No biggie.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:29 PM on April 17, 2005


It is indeed a proxy site. You can feed it other URLs, metafilter isn't special.
posted by odinsdream at 3:41 PM on April 17, 2005


I knew as soon as I posted a response to the last comment in the poopy thread, someone would knock it off the front page with an unnecessary meta thread...
posted by mdn at 4:05 PM on April 17, 2005


Kato: Greetings. Enjoy your stay on the internet.
posted by angry modem at 4:17 PM on April 17, 2005


You're putting your hopes in eBay?
posted by fionab at 9:04 PM on April 17, 2005


What angry modem said. Welcome to teh intarwebs.
posted by SpecialK at 9:11 PM on April 17, 2005


it's always some guy in china... even when it was the bears, I knew it was him...
posted by jonson at 9:30 PM on April 17, 2005


And if it wasn't for you damn meddling kids, I would've gotten away with it, too!!
posted by mek at 11:16 PM on April 17, 2005


I could escape this feeling
With my China Proxy
I feel a wreck without my
Little China Proxy
posted by cortex at 10:53 AM on April 18, 2005


Oh damn, this is useful -- my school runs a proxy-server-side porn filter.

And sometimes I need to, erm, cite erotica in my, um, studies. Yes. In MLA style. Honest.
posted by NickDouglas at 3:31 PM on April 18, 2005


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