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I have a moderately popular forum, but I've noticed lately that a whole LOT of porn site owners are joining and even if they don't post (most don't) they join up and have a link to their sites.
Now, my forum is a family friendly place, so it really bugs me that they're doing this. I just use a phpBB forum.
Is there any way to stop this from happening? I don't want to be moderating all day long...And what is the point of them doing this - just for the link to their site?
I think I will go try to find that source right now that is connected to the form that I disabled, that the bots are conveniently using.
Thanks Jolly K!
Damon, I don't think I know what a DNS BLs. I'm sorry for my lack of knowledge. Can you give me a little further info so I know which direction to look?
Chose your DNS BLs: I recommend SPAMHAUS' xbl-sbl list of compromised machines and SPAMmers, but you should probably also block open proxies. NOT ALL DNS BLs are suitable for this purpose.
When a user hits your site, get their numeric IP address, eg 18.104.22.168.
Reverse the address, add on the specified base address of your DNS BL, eg xbl-sbl.spamhaus.org or whatever, giving, for example: 22.214.171.124.xbl-sbl.spamhaus.org.
Look that up in DNS with whatever code you look up IP addresses with. Every scripting language in common use on the Web has one I bet!
If you get any positive response at all then the client is a bad'un; ban them!
Repeat for each of your selected DNS BLs.
Fast, easy, free, and very very few false positives with SPAMHAUS for example.
PS. Now wash your hands. B^>