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BlockScript vBulletin Integration
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Released: 11 Jan 2011 Last Update: Never Downloads: 134
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This plugin allows you to easily integrate your BlockScript installation into your vBulletin forum, eliminating the need for any manual file modifications. The BlockScript installation package is included with this download.

BlockScript is a PHP script which enables webmasters to quickly and easily deny access to problematic users that are difficult to block using standard methods. We are pleased to announce that BlockScript now provides free access to the following core features:
  • Country Blocking
  • Custom IP Whitelisting
  • Custom IP Blacklisting
  • Logging

BlockScript provides free access to these core features and purchasing a license key unlocks all other features.

When licensed, BlockScript detects and blocks requests from all types of proxy servers and anonymity networks, hosting networks, undesirable robots and spiders, and even entire countries. Running a popular forum requires constant vigilance. Forums face constant attack from threats such as: spammers who take advantage of a forum, bots that steal your content and bandwidth, and trolls who seek attention no matter the cost to you. Now you can stop problem users who use proxies and anonymity networks to bypass your bans.

Demo URL: http://www.blockscript.com/

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Old 11 Jan 2011, 22:57
OldSchoolDSL OldSchoolDSL is offline
 
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You currently have this modification tagged.

Will look into this....
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 23:26
OldSchoolDSL OldSchoolDSL is offline
 
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Think I'll pass on this one.... Everything this currently offers (in your free version).... Is already included in vBulletin.
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 23:37
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Originally Posted by OldSchoolDSL View Post
Think I'll pass on this one.... Everything this currently offers (in your free version).... Is already included in vBulletin.
Vbulletin does not offer country blocking,custom whitelisting, or a system to log these requests.
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 23:44
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You should really be doing all IP blocking at the server level as having to run a Php script is a lot more server load especially vs a bot who will hit the site quickly.
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 23:44
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Originally Posted by upsideout View Post
Vbulletin does not offer country blocking,custom whitelisting, or a system to log these requests.
Anyone can block an Ip range and thus, block a country using vBulletin (AdminCP > options > User ban options).
Anyone cal also do this on their server.

Anyone can setup their forum or server using htaccess to make a white list.

Both vBulletin and your server can log these.
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 23:47
OldSchoolDSL OldSchoolDSL is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ssslippy View Post
You should really be doing all IP blocking at the server level as having to run a Php script is a lot more server load especially vs a bot who will hit the site quickly.
^^^ This too
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 00:19
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How will the block message look?

Can we customize the block message?

I don't want it looking like this:

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

Which does not spell information correctly.
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 01:42
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This sounds interesting. I'd really like to use this specifically for my register page not the entire site is this possible?
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 02:34
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Originally Posted by ssslippy View Post
You should really be doing all IP blocking at the server level as having to run a Php script is a lot more server load especially vs a bot who will hit the site quickly.
You can simultaneously use your firewall and BlockScript as they can compliment each other well. BlockScript has both cookie-based and disk-based caching systems that efficiently block traffic from previously blocked users.

Originally Posted by OldSchoolDSL View Post
Anyone can block an Ip range and thus, block a country using vBulletin (AdminCP > options > User ban options).
Anyone cal also do this on their server.

Anyone can setup their forum or server using htaccess to make a white list.
Geolocation in BlockScript is powered by MaxMind's GeoLite database which we have licensed for redistribution in this way. GeoLite is extremely accurate and regularly updated. Additionally, when BlockScript is licensed, it will block over 20 million proxy and hosting provider IP addresses. We are constantly adding to and improving our blacklists and software. Webmasters rely on BlockScript when they don't want to use their valuable time manually managing blacklists when it can be managed for them.

Originally Posted by Hornstar View Post
How will the block message look?

Can we customize the block message?
The standard error message looks like this and can be customized. Also, one of the Developer APIs that we provide enables "Transparent Mode". When BlockScript's Transparent Mode is enabled, no blocking will be performed, and alternatively, information about the user is provided by BlockScript within the $_SERVER global variable for use with other systems. In other words, you can use Transparent Mode to construct your own blocked user page.

Originally Posted by Hornstar View Post
I don't want it looking like this ... Which does not spell information correctly.
Thanks. That typo will be corrected in the next release.

Originally Posted by worried View Post
This sounds interesting. I'd really like to use this specifically for my register page not the entire site is this possible?
Yes but not currently using the vBulletin plugin. One way to accomplish this is to follow our Basic Integration instructions to install BlockScript only in vBulletin's register.php file.
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 02:38
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This will still put a very load on your php and thus, your copy of vBulletin (your community).

If you had this in away which would not affect php, but rather affectively run this on the server level... It would be something worth looking into.
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 02:41
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Originally Posted by upsideout View Post
Geolocation in BlockScript is powered by MaxMind's GeoLite database which we have licensed for redistribution in this way. GeoLite is extremely accurate and regularly updated. Additionally, when BlockScript is licensed, it will block over 20 million proxy and hosting provider IP addresses. We are constantly adding to and improving our blacklists and software. Webmasters rely on BlockScript when they don't want to use their valuable time manually managing blacklists when it can be managed for them.
On your paid version, this maybe true.

But again... You're free version seems useless. It offers nothing new, that can not already be done without installing your "mod".

It is my opinion .... That this is just another "try" to market your paid product here (again).
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 03:00
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Originally Posted by OldSchoolDSL View Post
But again... You're free version seems useless. It offers nothing new, that can not already be done without installing your "mod".
I know of no other vBulletin mod that can block access from particular countries. Country blocking is a valuable and useful service and it's free in BlockScript.

Originally Posted by OldSchoolDSL View Post
This will still put a very load on your php and thus, your copy of vBulletin (your community).
We use BlockScript on two busy vBulletin forums and we have found that blocking unwanted traffic helps us to get better performance from our websites.

Originally Posted by OldSchoolDSL View Post
If you had this in away which would not affect php, but rather add this into the server... It would be something worth looking into.
Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 13 Jan 2011, 17:36
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If you're using GeoLite as DB for blocking countries, installing mod_geoip and setting up mod_rewrite to deny requests from country ranges seems way more effective since this works with deny / allow before even PHP gets active.
Just mean it's useless to drop traffic via PHP since the traffic already reached it.

And about the other things - decent firewall and mod_security offer the same options in a way better way - including logging and all the other things.

Just my opinion - if one wants to block, best do it at the first levels (Firewall, Webserver) instead of the last levels (PHP script etc.)

Something like:

GeoIPEnable On

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/message/
RewriteRule ^(.+) - [PT,L]

RewriteCond %{ENV:GEOIP_COUNTRY_CODE} ^(US)$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.your_domain.com/msg/error.html [L]
Will redirect all US users to /msg/error.html. Efficient, free and everything is logged in the access or error log of the Webserver before PHP even gets active.

Should be more efficient than letting PHP parse everything. Bots and Proxies - well - mod_security can take care of them
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Old 13 Jan 2011, 20:17
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This a vBulletin plugin. Angel-Wings' suggestions might be useful for those who are comfortable administering a server and know how to block countries, configure firewall rules, setup mod_security, and maintain a database of over 20 million proxy and hosting provider IP addresses. If that doesn't describe you then maybe BlockScript can help.
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