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Mod Version: 4.0-0.4 rc, by Carnage (Coder) Carnage is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.0 Rating: (13 votes - 4.62 average) Installs: 170
Released: 29 Oct 2009 Last Update: 18 Jan 2010 Downloads: 1041
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What does this do?
This is intended as a replacement for the ip bans under vbulletin options. It allows for timed ip bans, cidr ranges and attatching reasons to bans.

It also features registration only ip bans allowing members who may be effected by an ip ban to continue using the forums, but blocking registrations and ip ban exempts so that you can ban a large range of ips and let through a smaller subset of them.

What can I use it for?
This is a much better tool for managing ip bans on your forums. As it has its own permissions, you can grant admins access to it without needing them to have full access to the vbulletin settings. For more details see the features list.

Features
  • A new interface, separate to the options for adding and removing ip bans.
  • Set expiry dates and reasons for ip bans
  • See who set which ip bans
  • Set ip bans by cidr range.
  • Set registration only ip bans (great for stopping spam bots without affecting existing forum users)
  • Set exempt ip bans (ban a large range of ips and only allow select ips through the ban)
  • Define unbannable ips in config.php
  • A range of tools for assisting usage including:
    • Cidr to range calculator (see what range a certain ban will affect)
    • Range to cidr calculator (creates a set of bans to cover any arbitrary range [experimental]
    • Test an ip (enter an ip to see if its banned or not and which if any bans affect it)
    • Whois an ip (get information on who owns (eg which isp) an ip and the cidr range of ips that they own (simplifying blocking users on dynamic ips)) [Dependant on host and server OS]
    • Check if a user is banned (enter a username/userid to see if they are banned or not)

Planned features
  • Ban a user (some sort of integration and automation to ip ban users from their admincp profile)
  • Integration with delete as spam feature to allow automatically ip banning spammers
  • Inport/Export ip bans to share with others and amongst other sites you own
  • Os independent whois and results parsing (eg give novice admins a hand in picking out the important bits)
  • Automatic conversion from old bans into new ones.
  • Phrases for admincp areas (that are currently lacking them)
  • Integrated Admin help

Installation
1. Backup db.
2. Upload files from zip.
3. Import product file.
4. Setup admin permissions for your staff.

Upgrading from 3.6+ version of this mod
1. Backup db
2. Use the uninstall option for the 3.6 version of this product. (this will leave your ip bans in tact)
3. Upload the new files from the zip, overwriting the old ones
4. Import the new product file.
5. Check admin permissions for your staff members.

Upgrading from previous versions of this mod
1. Upload files in upload directory
2. Import product (allowing override)

Uninstallation
1. Backup db.
2. Uninstall the product file.
3. Manually delete the ipbans table from your database (unless you want to keep it)
4. Delete the files that were included with this release.

Changelog
  • 4.0-0.4 rc1
    • Changed min cidr range from 16 to 8.
    • Added md5 sums file, ipban manger will no longer come up as suspect files in diagnostics (unless someone has tampered with the files)
    • Added feature to check if a user is banned
  • 4.0-0.4 b2 (unreleased)
    • Fixed a couple of minor bugs
      • Redirecting to the wrong place after adding an ip ban
      • Short php tag at top of admincp file
  • 4.0-0.4 b1
    • Added tool to calculate cidrs from an arbitary range
    • Fixed product help and version check urls
  • 4.0-0.4 a2
    • Fixed bug with admincp menu not showing
  • 4.0-0.4 a1
    • initial release

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Old 09 Jul 2011, 08:08
Carnage Carnage is offline
 
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@SVIT.Share: I assume you are asking if it works on 4.1.3 or if it is free for version 4.1.3 The answer to both questions is YES.

I have just tested the 188.123.248.62 ip address on my installation and it worked fine. So standard debug questions:

1. What CIDR range did you set?
2. What version of vbulletin are you running?
3. What version of php and mysql are you running (of most importance is 32bit/64bit)?
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Old 14 Jul 2011, 18:06
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Would be great to be able to allow SuperMods to use this tool.
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Old 31 Jul 2011, 13:22
Carnage Carnage is offline
 
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It would be possible with a few tweaks. You would just need to change the permissions that are used from admin permissions to moderator permissions and upload the files to the modcp directory instead.
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Old 31 Jul 2011, 18:11
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This looks quite useful, But most of my troublesome users are behind a proxy and thus would make this useless.
Is there a way that you can auto-detect a previously already IP banned user and auto-ban that IP as well.
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Old 01 Aug 2011, 17:32
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how would you go about detecting them?
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Old 02 Aug 2011, 08:36
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Thanks for a such a gr8 mod,
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Old 04 Aug 2011, 00:46
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Installed.

thank you
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Old 04 Aug 2011, 20:43
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Originally Posted by GooWood View Post
Hey i am having trouble giving permission to other people to use this tool. It works for me only. I have installed it twice now and both times same thing. I have given permission in the admin permissions. I am on 4.10.0 any ideas?
I'm on 4.0.7 and I'm having the same problem.
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Old 07 Aug 2011, 20:38
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Originally Posted by Carnage View Post
how would you go about detecting them?
Just a thought: You could intergrate Paul M's Proxy detector.
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Old 10 Aug 2011, 06:42
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Hey i am having trouble giving permission to other people to use this tool. It works for me only. I have installed it twice now and both times same thing. I have given permission in the admin permissions. I am on 4.10.0 any ideas?
If the permissions are showing up, then it should be possible to allow others access. The only related issue I've found was it not actually installing the permissions in the first place.
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Old 20 Aug 2011, 22:22
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I have this working on 4.1.5
For those with issues with permissions try installing the mod again, that's how I fixed my issue with them.
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Old 08 Sep 2011, 14:48
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Originally Posted by Carnage View Post
I have just tested the 188.123.248.62 ip address on my installation and it worked fine. So standard debug questions:

1. What CIDR range did you set?
2. What version of vbulletin are you running?
3. What version of php and mysql are you running (of most importance is 32bit/64bit)?
Same problem here. 188.123.248.62 becomes 127.255.255.255.

1. Default 32
2. 4.1.5 Patch Level 1
3. php: 5.2.14 - mysql: 5.0.67 - no idea if it's 32bit or 64 bit though. where can i see that?
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Old 20 Sep 2011, 16:05
abinadi abinadi is offline
 
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Range of IP's

Ok - hopefully a simple answer -

How do I ban a range of IP's - My specific problem is I have hundreds of "guests" trying to access my forum. As it is a closed and private forum I need to be able to ban the IP's
180.76.5.xxx - all bots from China.

I can ban them one at a time and it works greatly as single bans - but way too time comsuming to ad an IP one at a time.

Suggestions?

180.76.5.0 with a cidr of 24 - got it thx

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Old 21 Sep 2011, 18:28
Carnage Carnage is offline
 
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you would be better off with cidr of 16

if you use the whois tool, you can see this:

inetnum: 180.76.0.0 - 180.76.255.255
netname: Baidu
descr: Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
descr: Baidu Plaza, No.10, Shangdi 10th street,Haidian District Beijing,100080
country: CN
admin-c: WN141-AP
tech-c: JC2179-AP
mnt-by: MAINT-CNNIC-AP
mnt-lower: MAINT-CNNIC-AP
mnt-routes: MAINT-CNNIC-AP
status: ALLOCATED PORTABLE
changed: [email protected] 20090715
source: APNIC
Basically the block of ips is from 180.76.0.0 to 180.76.255.255 so to block them all you need a cidr of 16
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Old 13 Oct 2011, 15:07
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I'm confused. Is there an answer to the 127.255.255.255 issue?
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