My webserver has been playing up of late - tending to hang.
top showed some
blosxom.cgi processes that had been running for some time and were using up large chunks of CPU (up to 100% occasionally). Killing these didn’t resolve the problem permanently, so I looked further.
In fact, when I contacted the
blosxom-using user, it transpired that he was in fact no longer a
blosxom-using user (it was a leftover from an earlier experiment), so we deleted the lot. It would appear that the hammering the webserver was taking was from some Russian machine - possibly looking for an exploit?