thanks for the link. The site was up when I checked it from my XP cp but it is down for maintenance when I finally got to the server cp to pull it up.
Are you using this program, or any guest book at all? There was a few programs in the link I left before in another thread (http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/tools.htm
but I am not proficient enough yet in Linux (or server set up!) to determine which is good in regards to use, security, etc.
I have observed I definitely would want one with a word filter and IP ban. Although with dhcp, routing, proxy, and a hundred other methods I probably don't know about IP ban seems pointless now a days.