[wp-hackers] Future Posting Fix Request
emmensetech at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 14:19:47 GMT 2006
On 7/25/06, Scot Hacker <shacker at birdhouse.org> wrote:
> > Message: 7
> > Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 21:28:46 +0300
> > From: Computer Guru <computerguru at neosmart.net>
> > Have you seen Bad Behaviour?
> > It's a plugin for WordPress that does just that, except instead of
> > blacklisting the IPs themselves, it blacklists their _methods_ by
> > blocking certain UAs, access to files, etc... all from WP itself.
> > Together with Spam Karma 2 (and it's own Akismet plugin for SK2),
> > you can blacklist the IPs _and_ the methods of accessing the blog
> > by spammers, _and_ take advantage of Akismet's spam filters....
> > bullet-proof (for now).
> That's a cool technique, but works on a per-blog basis. My "add to
> firewall" method protects all blogs on a shared server with 70+
> accounts, whether they're Movable Type or WP or other, and also
> reduces email spam in cases where the spammy IP is generating both
> weblog and email spam. Spam to one blog results in protection for all
> of them, with the lowest impact on server performance possible. I
> know it's not for everyone, but works well for admins of shared
What happens if the IP is not static and is assigned by DHCP from an ISP to
multiple clients over a period of a month? Or, God forbid, the user is using
AOL and is being routed through the annoying AOL proxies, or simply behind a
regular proxy? Banning the IP could have long lasting detrimental effects,
Just a question.
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