I have almost 2 years experience Running Minecraft servers and have been a customer with NFO for almost a year now.
There has been a recent outbreak of Spam Bots and I have been fully able to stop them cold with out getting any lag.
I would like to share my information with my fellow MC server admins.
You will need these plugins:NoCheatPlus http://dev.bukkit.org/server-mods/nocheatplus/
- This plugin has the ability to throttle logins. Look at the config.myl - I have it set so I only allow 3 logins per 5 seconds. This will stop the cases where you get 100+ bots logging on in 5 seconds and crashing your serverF'inSpamBots http://dev.bukkit.org/server-mods/finspambots/
- This plugin is amazing. When a user logs on to your server they have no ability to chat, use commands or anything. Only when you move about 10 blocks then all your abilities are enabled. This works along side any chat / command plugin
Why does this work so well? because, spam bots never move. So when you get them logging on they cant execute commands, they can't chat etc...SpamGuard http://dev.bukkit.org/server-mods/spamguard/
- if for some reason any bots make it past then this plugin is the final nail in the coffin. This will throttle and block all spam, caps and even has a swear filter.
Please let me know if you need help with anything else. I run a large successful server and I am full of awesome ideas that I want to share with everyone