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vbStopForumSpam - known spammer lookup for new registrations
Mod Version: 0.61, by pedigree (Coder) pedigree is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.1 Rating: (180 votes - 4.84 average) Installs: 1984
Released: 18 Apr 2008 Last Update: 27 Jan 2010 Downloads: 6811
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Translations External Content Is in Beta Stage  

vbStopForumSpam

This provides access to a RBL type system for forum admins, listing known spam IP / email / usernames. The RBL database is provided by www.stopforumspam.com. You do NOT need an API key from the website in order to access the database. only to submit data if you should wish to do so.

At the point of user registration, the mod checks if the IP number / provided username / email addresses appear on a block list and can block the registration.

Whilst this isnt the most perfect way to stop all forum spam, its another step that spammers have to overcome.

VB4 here http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...hreadid=230921
Its the same code, it works in 3.54 to 4.0


What it does

It checks with a remote database of known forum spammers. Their IP number, email address and forum username are tested and based on your configuration, you can reject / log / accept user registrations based on what you get back.

This version doesnt have
- whitelisting or the ability to submit users to the database but it will within the next week.
- automatic user deletion / post / PM purging. There are good tools out there already, this does something else.

Instructions are included in the installation.txt file - PLEASE read it first and dont forget to actually upload the files in the upload folder, otherwise it WILL kill your registration progress and you wont see the log file options in admincp. You do not need to download the product-vbstopforumspam-3.54.xml file unless you are using a vBulletin version older than 3.6.0

Changes to vB
- 3 new database tables
- 2 database table alternations
- No new templates.
- 2 Hook (register_addmember_process & register_addmember_complete)

Ive tested it but had feedback that it works with versions as old as 3.6.2... Support should go back to older versions, as long as they have hook support for register_addmember_process / register_addmember_complete

Known to work - tested by me
- vBulletin 3.6.8 on Apache 2.2 / PHP 5.1.2 on Linux using cUrl
- vBulletin 3.7 Gold on Apache 2.0 / PHP 4.4.3 on Windows without cUrl (template changes wont work on 3.7 - thats in the next version with auto template changes)

For code to submit spammers to the database, check this post for code changes
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=288

Reported in the thread to work
- 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.9, 3.6.10, 3.7.0, 3.7.1, 3.7.2, 3.7.3, 3.74, 3.80, 3.81, 3.82, 3.83, 3.8.4, 4.0beta3


If you have 3.54, then you can use the product-vbstopforumspam-3.54.xml file attached instead of the one in the ZIP file, which will allow older vBulletin versions to access this mods' features. I personally havent tested this version, its a user contribution, thanks to Darrell Mobley, that changes the way the XML works when imported into older versions.

Installers should remember to refresh their ACP navigation window when they first install it so they can see the new log file menu item.

REQUIRES MySQL 4.1.1+

Future versions
- Automatic integration into vBulletin to add users to the stopForumSpam.com database from a form
- Whitelisting of username / IP / email addresses
- AJAX integration to allow for lookups from within the users profile
- Decreased remote query count from three per user to one per user.

Versions / Changes

0.1 Initial Release

0.2 pedigrees special brew birthday release.
- Small security update. If you have 0.1 installed, download 0.2 and replace your existing functions_vbsfs.php with the one in the archive. It just tests to see if its running inside the VB framework before anything else. This is what happens when you code at 2am after drinking wine

0.3
- stopped it processing valid registrations twice
- moved all non-function code into the plugin. Not a big one as 0.2 basically did that
- fixed a typo in the log pruner that stopped it working (404)
- removed unused fields from the database for people with mysql that doesnt support varchar > 255 (ie mySQL4). If you have 0.2 installed and dont need to prune your logs just yet, you dont really need to install this version but can instead wait for 1.0 unless of a massive security update.

0.4
- logs registrations that arent/wouldnt be blocked
- fixed XML errors when username has a space it in
- tightened up the cache so that it doesnt test a username against an email name to give a bypass result (for when a username is an email address that isnt banned where the email address is)
- fixed some basic logic errors in the PHP

0.6
- Should work on PHP 4.4 now - rewrote the XML with PHP4 in mind (tested on Apache2.0/PHP 4.4.3)
- Fixed a caching system where data wasnt being updated correctly which could cause a remote query when one wasnt needed
- Possible false negative situation when a spammer was blocked due to SFS.com being down who then visited again when it was up but within the cache expiry time
- Remote query failure when the result page isnt XML should work a bit better now. It does a very basic test for valid XML results.
- Fixed log purging (again) and it should actually work properly now.
- No longer requires PHP5
- The log viewer now links to a user profile when registration is allowed.

v0.61 - Removed a template change that was invalid vBulletin code. The package you download will still say its 0.60 however

NB : When upgrading from any version to 0.6, you must remove and then add the plugin due to changes in one of the database tables

You need to have an API key from www.stopforumspam.com in order to submit data, its free and easy to get... You DONT need an API key in order to use this mod however, only to submit spammer data.

Issues are
- The usergroup permissions / view details etc DONT work. I jumped the gun and put the permissions controls in there before I put the code in. Please delete the includes/xml/bitfield_vbstopforumspam.xml file and rebuild your postbit

Installation
- Follow the instructions in the zip file, that includes upload the correct folders
- ONLY download the 3.54 xml file if youre using a vbulletin version prior to 3.6.0. use this file to install the mod instead of the xml file in the zip file.

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  #721  
Old 02 Nov 2009, 12:10
fulviods fulviods is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
hi, thanks it works fine except one problem.
Since I ve installed it on a 3.8.2 i can't erase anymore users from the list "users waiting validation".

I can erase them one by one from the user menu, but not from the list! any idea?

thanks

this is the error
Database error in vBulletin 3.8.2:

Invalid SQL:
DELETE FROM vb_user WHERE userid = 206;
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  #722  
Old 02 Nov 2009, 16:05
pedigree pedigree is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Originally Posted by fulviods View Post
hi, thanks it works fine except one problem.
Since I ve installed it on a 3.8.2 i can't erase anymore users from the list "users waiting validation".

I can erase them one by one from the user menu, but not from the list! any idea?

thanks

this is the error
Database error in vBulletin 3.8.2:

Invalid SQL:
DELETE FROM vb_user WHERE userid = 206;
This is valid SQL but my mod doesnt touch any user admin in this way. I created users on my test forum (default install, just my mod) and I was able to delete users. This doesnt look like my mod causing these issues.
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  #723  
Old 02 Nov 2009, 16:36
fulviods fulviods is offline
 
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ok in fact...now it works!! it was a server problem probably! thanks and sorry
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  #724  
Old 04 Nov 2009, 19:27
Ohiosweetheart Ohiosweetheart is offline
 
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Real name: Peggy
What is the importance of the API Key? Do I have to have one?
I'm confused as to how to get the key.

Thanks
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  #725  
Old 04 Nov 2009, 19:55
techtir techtir is offline
 
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The API key is for reporting

Read http://www.stopforumspam.com/add

signup to Forums also with same email
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  #726  
Old 05 Nov 2009, 04:38
ShaolinTiger ShaolinTiger is offline
 
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Would it be possible in the next version to integrate with the "Delete as Spam" hook and have a checkbox to submit user details to the Stop Forum Spam database when you delete as spam.
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  #727  
Old 05 Nov 2009, 20:58
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ilrglen ilrglen is offline
 
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Real name: Glen Kohut
I saw cURL mentioned a few times here. What exactly is this and is it needed in order to run this mod? I don't look after the server myself as my site is hosted by another company and I don't know if they use cURL. I'm still waiting to hear back from them. Thanks.
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  #728  
Old 05 Nov 2009, 22:16
techtir techtir is offline
 
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it's a php method preferable (I think) to fopen to get text via a URL

If you have the correct PHP version, you probably don't need to worry.
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  #729  
Old 06 Nov 2009, 00:34
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ilrglen ilrglen is offline
 
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Thanks. I just heard back from the hosting company and they do have it. Apparently all of their software is current.
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  #730  
Old 06 Nov 2009, 01:08
skippybosco skippybosco is offline
 
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@ilrglen:

create a file on your server called phpinfo.php and put the following in it:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


then browse to http://yourdomain.com/phpinfo.php (or wherever you put the file) and search for CURL in the results. Should see something like this:
cURL support enabled
cURL Information libcurl/7.14.0 zlib/1.2.3 libidn/0.6.8
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  #731  
Old 06 Nov 2009, 03:00
SamirDarji SamirDarji is offline
 
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Originally Posted by skippybosco View Post
@ilrglen:

create a file on your server called phpinfo.php and put the following in it:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


then browse to http://yourdomain.com/phpinfo.php (or wherever you put the file) and search for CURL in the results. Should see something like this:
You can also see the phpinfo without creating a file from the admincp under Maintenance-->View PHP Info.
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Old 06 Nov 2009, 03:51
skippybosco skippybosco is offline
 
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Originally Posted by SamirDarji View Post
You can also see the phpinfo without creating a file from the admincp under Maintenance-->View PHP Info.
I had no idea that was there.. cool!
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  #733  
Old 06 Nov 2009, 14:37
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ilrglen ilrglen is offline
 
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Originally Posted by SamirDarji View Post
You can also see the phpinfo without creating a file from the admincp under Maintenance-->View PHP Info.
Hey, that was even easier. Thanks guys. It's in there.
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Old 07 Nov 2009, 06:24
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  #735  
Old 08 Nov 2009, 03:24
Ohiosweetheart Ohiosweetheart is offline
 
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Where do I find the spam log viewer as shown in the attachments? For some reason, I can't locate it.
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