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IIS: Instantly Ban IPs Attempting to Login to MS-FTP as Administrator

UPDATE 12/18/06: The startup script has been modified slightly (cscript.exe was changed to wscript.exe). Now, console users will no longer encounter a blank black box upon login. UPDATE 11/21/06: Now that banning at the IP level has been added to

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I recently loaded up one of my servers and out of nowhere, I ran into this error: Server Configuration Error The server has encountered a configuration error attempting to process your request. The configuration parameter MD_CUSTOM_ERROR (6008) has an invalid

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ASP: mod_rewrite or URLRewrite with Classic ASP (Sorta)

Using a Custom 404 error script in IIS makes it possible to emulate a very basic URL rewrite. Sample Environment – IIS 6 – Website domain: “” – URLRewrite directory: “code” Steps 1. Create a file named rewrite.asp in the

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ASP: Sustain Remote Cookie Sessions in an ASP/VBScript

I dug up this cold from my old netnerds blog. For Googlers wondering if sustaining a remote session is possible, the answer is yes; I’ve sustained remote cookie sessions using both ASP & VBScript. I’ve provided simplified code below. It

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VBScript: Ban IPs in IIS Programatically

I used the following code a while back as part of a solution to automate the banning of spammers via their IP address. 'Here, we will pretend this is an imported list Dim XMLarr(1) XMLarr(0) = "" XMLarr(1) = ""

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ASP: Easily Parse and Consume RSS in Classic ASP

This script should work right out of the box.. Dirty Code <% Call getNews(10) Sub getNEWS(howManyResults) myRSSfile = "" Set xmlHttp = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.XMLHTTP.4.0") xmlHttp.Open "Get", myRSSfile, false xmlHttp.Send() myXML = xmlHttp.ResponseText Set xmlResponse = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.DomDocument.4.0") xmlResponse.async = false xmlResponse.LoadXml(myXML) Set

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VBScript: IIS Discovery

Find IIS Servers on your domain (or with modifications, your subnet) using this script Dirty Code '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' ' Author: Chrissy LeMaire ' Copyright 2003 NetNerds Consulting Group ' Script is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and assumes

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VBScript: Shortcuts for IIS Log Directories

I love parsing through IIS logfiles but I dislike the directory structure that Microsoft creates for IIS logging. Each site has a randomly generated directory name so, for example, “” could store its files in “C:\windows\system32\logfiles\W3SVC720199813.” Who wants to track

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