[wp-hackers] wp-denyhost

Dougal Campbell dougal at gunters.org
Tue Apr 22 15:28:02 GMT 2008

Per Søderlind wrote:
> Hi,
> I’ve written a plugin (not ready for release yet) that does the following:
> [...]
> The idea is that if a commenter has been tagged as a spammer more than
> PS_DENYHOST_THRESHOLD times, he will be blocked.
> The reason for PS_DENYHOST_THRESHOLD is to prevent a innocent commenter,
> with comments wrongly tags as spam, from being block.
> I guess there are similar plugins, but I couldn't find them.

See also: http://dougal.gunters.org/blog/tag/spamvalve

In particular:

I wrote my solution in Perl (except for the WP plugin piece), and it 
tied into my host's firewall system. I implemented timeouts so that IP 
numbers would expire from my block list after a period of inactivity. 
Since the main pieces were stand-alone scripts, I was able to use to 
block email spam hosts, too, by monitoring my sendmail logs.

Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org>

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