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Moderate New Registrations Based On IP Geographical Origin
Mod Version: 1.00, by Jafo232 (Coder) Jafo232 is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.0 Rating: (16 votes - 4.81 average) Installs: 211
Released: 27 Dec 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 694
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This mod will put any new registration into moderation so you can either approve or deny based on the physical location of the IP address. If the IP is located in a country that you white list, the registration will go through as normal.

This may be different for everyone else, but on my forums, I have yet to have a Russian IP sign up for anything other than posting SPAM. This plugin has moderated them all!

I hope to have time to eventually expand this to do other things. This also works on 3.8.x.

You MUST download the zone files from this site:

http://www.ipdeny.com/ipblocks/

The free license does not allow me to include them with the product, plus it is better to download the latest files anyway.

No real screenshots to show here, sorry.

Changelog:

12/20/2008
  • Coded the routine in, instead of using external whois program.
  • Now compatible with Windows
  • (39 download of 1.0)
2/11/2009
  • 77 downloads at this point
  • Rewrote application to use zone files rather than relying on Arin
12/27/2009
  • Verified it works for 4.0
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  #91  
Old 20 Oct 2012, 04:45
The_Hawk The_Hawk is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
I should add that I also have this hack installed which provides a notification like new PM's and allows SuperMods to take action (instead of just admin). The other bonus is that there is a "BAN" button rather than just a deleting the ones you don't want (which means the spammers can just reuse those email addresses again).
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?p=2015393

Problem is that this mod only works if you turn on moderation for ALL users… What I wanted to do was make the option appear in the ModCP WITHOUT turning on the "Moderate New Members" option.

To fix this problem I found that editing the xml install file and the user_moderation.php file removing the references to $vbulletin->options['moderatenewmembers'] means this little hack doesn't check to see if the moderate new members flag is on, but still checks everything else and still only allows supermods access. (which is exactly what I want).

While I understand this isn't supported by the creator (Mosh), it's only a minor mod and is easy enough to reverse if ever needed.
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  #92  
Old 20 Oct 2012, 14:32
chriske chriske is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
So if I block for instance all users from Russia. Will those ip addresses never change?

Like you block: 117.55.192.0/20
Is there a chance that ip address will be used by an other country in the future?
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  #93  
Old 21 Oct 2012, 00:43
The_Hawk The_Hawk is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
I don't know enough to answer that question for you.... BUT, if you update the zones files every now and again you should be good
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  #94  
Old 11 Mar 2013, 05:56
The_Hawk The_Hawk is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
I have been having massive issues as it seems that the list on the website:
http://www.ipdeny.com/ipblocks/
doesn't include a bunch of ranges that I know are valid in Australia.

I used to get maybe one or two false positives a week, not it's more like three or four per day... sometimes more.

In any case at the moment I have added a new zone file xx.zone which I grabbed from here (for Australian in my case):
http://ipinfodb.com/ip_country_block.php#blocklist

I have then added the new XX domain to the "IP address exclusions" list in vBulletin which *should* now add those addresses to the exclusion list.

Now I KNOW that there is going to be cross over between my new XX zone and the original au.zone list from ipdeny. Hopefully this doesn't cause any issues... although I suppose we will see soon enough.

Fingers crossed it helps things.
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  #95  
Old 19 Sep 2013, 14:12
TheDevil666Damo TheDevil666Damo is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Any plans to release this for vbulletin 5 connect?
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  #96  
Old 20 Sep 2013, 17:33
dknelson dknelson is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
I've been running this on my 3.8 board for a LONG time and it has been fantastic. I just started a new site running the latest version of VB4. This installed fine and all the zone files are uploaded. US and CA are excluded but ALL new registrations are going to the moderation que. I've seen other reports of this same problem in this thread but have seen no answers as to why or how to correct it. Anybody know?
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  #97  
Old 27 Oct 2013, 20:31
asabet asabet is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Ipdeny.com doesn't seem to have a working download for "all" zone files. I have tried multiple times yesterday and today to download the GZ file, and it seems to download properly but has a file size of 0 bytes and contains no data. Tried on both Mac and PC with no luck.
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  #98  
Old 30 Oct 2013, 04:51
The_Hawk The_Hawk is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Even downloading them individually gives 0kb results in many cases. It's had issues for a couple of months now
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Old 30 Oct 2013, 05:53
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ForceHSS ForceHSS is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Originally Posted by The_Hawk View Post
Even downloading them individually gives 0kb results in many cases. It's had issues for a couple of months now
noticed the files from http://www.ipdeny.com/ipblocks are messed up
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  #100  
Old 08 Dec 2013, 00:47
datoneer datoneer is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
I'm using vbulletin 4.2.2. I can't open this file all-zones.tar.gz, it says archive is damaged, what now?
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Old 08 Dec 2013, 01:43
rotor rotor is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Try this -unzip then ftp into zones directory .....
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File Type: zip all-zones.zip (366.6 KB, 4 views)
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  #102  
Old 08 Dec 2013, 02:05
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Thanks, rotor but your zone files are from almost 2 years ago.

The archives on the site have been messed up for a while now.

These zone files are more recent than the ones rotor posted (May 2013) but they are still out of date by now - see attached.
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File Type: zip all-zones.zip (353.3 KB, 6 views)
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  #103  
Old 08 Dec 2013, 13:52
datoneer datoneer is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Thanks guys a lot!
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Old 09 Dec 2013, 21:17
The_Hawk The_Hawk is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Does anyone know of an alternative source of this information?

At the moment I get thousands of spam registrations per week with a very ow false positive rate using the old (now out of date) zone files, but I figure a time will come soon enough when it no longer works for me.

Plan B: Is there an alternative option to cut down on dodgy registrations that people can recommend?
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  #105  
Old 10 Dec 2013, 07:42
qpurser qpurser is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Originally Posted by The_Hawk View Post

Plan B: Is there an alternative option to cut down on dodgy registrations that people can recommend?
I liked this MOD also but without the files it is not very helpful.

For now I added the ip's from the countries I want to block in my htaccess file.
There are some sites where you can generate the IP list per country:

http://incredibill.me/htaccess-block-country-ips

http://www.ip2location.com/free/visitor-blocker
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