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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: 210
Released: 27 Dec 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 695
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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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Old 09 Feb 2012, 09:07
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do you put the whois.php into the zones folder or leave it in the plugin folder???? 5 stars and voted 4 motm someone please awnser this question asap!!!
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  #77  
Old 10 Mar 2012, 11:38
TheDevil666Damo TheDevil666Damo is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
This used to be a fantastic little plugin stopping ALL spam by restricting certain country IP's, however, just re-installed it since our upgrade to 4.1.10 and it no longer seems to be working properly, or at least causing registration problems...

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 71 bytes) in /home/xxxxxxx/public_html/plugins/whois.php on line 33

...when's its disabled registrations work again, anyone got any ideas?
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Old 10 Mar 2012, 14:55
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It's probably that the data file containing the geographic data for all the ip addresses has gotten bigger and now you don't have enough memory in php to open it.

What is the PHP Memory Limit as reported on the main page of your Admin CP?

If it's low you should try upping it to at least 64 MB or more.
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Old 11 Mar 2012, 10:06
TheDevil666Damo TheDevil666Damo is offline
 
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Increased to 128m and all working again, many thanks.
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Old 12 Mar 2012, 16:33
Tearstone Tearstone is offline
 
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I've been doing this manually, thank you for this mod makes my life so much easier
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Old 21 Mar 2012, 15:30
muaaz007 muaaz007 is offline
 
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Need Help Moderate New Registrations Based On IP Geographical Origin

Originally Posted by pportuese View Post
Got it up on 4.1.10 and I think it's working. No real way to test it though.
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How did you got it working i have uploaded the zones and exactly follow the setups but having same result
Error:
You did not enter a valid value for this setting.

please assist any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05 Apr 2012, 10:57
Seductor Seductor is offline
 
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Not installed but great mod.
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Old 31 May 2012, 15:12
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Would like to see this modified so that it auto-deletes (possibly as an option) new registrations from specified country IPs.
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Old 18 Jun 2012, 18:54
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Disco_Stu Disco_Stu is offline
 
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Just got a new member from China this morning so I installed this for 4.2.PL1. Waiting for next new overseas member to see how this works

Trying to limit members from China as I've been getting a lot of spam from there recently.

I set it to moderate US and set up a new user. It properly sent the new user registration to moderation which I then denied.

Works great!

Last edited by Disco_Stu; 18 Jun 2012 at 19:41.
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Old 18 Jun 2012, 23:24
jwashburn jwashburn is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
It doesnt seem to be working with 4.2. I registered from the US and it still moderated. Also it always says to download the zone files.
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Old 19 Jun 2012, 17:26
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Disco_Stu Disco_Stu is offline
 
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Originally Posted by jwashburn View Post
It doesnt seem to be working with 4.2. I registered from the US and it still moderated. Also it always says to download the zone files.
The last option setting says:

"You need to download zone files If you see an error below, then you did not upload the zone files yet (see readme)."

Is that what you mean? I think the first part (in blue) is just a reminder. I think it's ok if there is no error message below the setting.
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Old 20 Jul 2012, 04:27
rotor rotor is offline
 
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Had this installed since on vb 4.0 and still working on vb4.2

and I absolutely love it!!! No spammers register all all now - one or two may have slipped in from the USA but combined with moderating the first 3 posts from a new user none slip in .... and no SPAMMERS!!!

thank you!!!
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Old 26 Jul 2012, 20:50
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imported_dfmafia imported_dfmafia is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Wherever Uncle Sam Needs!
Real name: Brock
USA IPs are showing up as China, thus being blocked. Since installed no new registrations, but a lot of complaints of unable to register.

vB 4.2.0 PL 2

US is on the whitelist. Files are current
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  #89  
Old 14 Oct 2012, 15:13
rotor rotor is offline
 
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Great mod, working great on 4.2 pl2 doesn't miss a beat!!

What I'd love to see included is a country blacklist - not able to register at all, at least have the option to moderate or deny other countries.
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  #90  
Old 19 Oct 2012, 23:04
The_Hawk The_Hawk is offline
 
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I had this working in 4.1.19 for some reason it fell over after the upgrade to 4.2.x. I don't know if the spammers got smarter or what.

I've spent some time today re-installing it with the latest zone files to see what happens. Fingers crossed because this really was the best defence against spam I have ever used.
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