Howdy, first post, first reason to. So far I have installed several mods, with no problems installing them (all manually, I must admit the first one went a bit WHOO HOOO, but all went good in the end) I have tested this open proxy one and it does seem to work, YEY, and I like your mods as they are cool. But........
I have used http and socks proxies from http://www.samair.ru
(flippin russians as I think its THEM that are getting me) and used a program called socks chain to test and obain both proxy and socks address + ports etc. Now I have to admit it takes a long time depending on where the IP is, to sometimes load the pages etc, but they are STILL sneaking through. Now there is a proxy checking tool on the samair site that is suppose to check their database for these open ones, Is there anyway I can use this or is there anything else I can use to check for open one and ban them, or am I just gonna have to keep on allowing people personnaly (as the admin) to use the site?
This MOD does have a timeout setting. Increasing it will catch more proxies, but at a cost - the registration page will take increasingly more time to load.
As for SOCKS proxies... 2.2.1 doesn't detect them. 3.0.0 does, but that feature hasn't been thoroughly tested by me and since I know consider IP Unmasker
to be the successor to this MOD, that's not a feature I'm really all that interested in further developing.
A MOD could be written to check against samair's database, but that could result in false positives and negatives. If you want such a MOD, though, try posting in the MOD Requests
That said, if you're just looking to stop spam registrants, you could try my Note to Admin on Admin Activation
MOD. There are other possibilities described in the following URL:
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 1&t=427852