[DEV] AntiSpam ACP Optimized for Stop forum spam

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[DEV] AntiSpam ACP Optimized for Stop forum spam

Post by jsebean » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:25 pm

UPDATED MARCH 19, 2012

So I really forgot all about this "mod" but after Peter77sx sent me a friendly reminder I figured I'd update it, plus rewrite this whole post.

The changes here are for AntiSpam ACP by Exreaction (get the mod at Lithium Studios) version 1.0.3 PL1.

The stop forum spam by default in AntiSpam ACP checks usernames and email addresses submitted, not IPs, also, when it gets a positive, it just says:
One or more of the fields entered was marked as spam.
These quick changes adds in checking against blacklisted IP addresses, and Email address, and removes username checking (since I feel blacklisting user
names is a bad way of doing things).

Keep in mind I'm a noob at php and the code is a bit messy, but it should work. I did these changes once before on my board and it worked. The changes I am posting here I believe are the same I use, but I don't have an active phpBB install so I haven't tested. So if you do these changes and it doesn't work for ya let me know :D.

Step 1. Install latest version AntiSpam ACP v1.0.3 PL1.
Step 2. Open the file /antispam/asacp.php
Step 3. Find this:

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		// Stop Forum Spam stuff
		if (!sizeof($error) && $config['asacp_sfs_action'] > 1)
		{
			if (!function_exists('get_remote_file'))
			{
				global $phpbb_root_path, $phpEx;
				include($phpbb_root_path . 'includes/functions_admin.' . $phpEx);
			}

			$stop_forum_spam_urls = array(
				'api?username=' . urlencode($data['username']),
				'api?email=' . urlencode($data['email']),
				//'api?ip=' . $user->ip,
			);

			foreach ($stop_forum_spam_urls as $url)
			{
				$errstr = $errno = '';
				$file = get_remote_file('stopforumspam.com', '', $url, $errstr, $errno);

				if ($file !== false)
				{
					$file = str_replace("\r\n", "\n", $file);
					$file = explode("\n", $file);

					$appears = $frequency = false;
					foreach ($file as $line)
					{
						if (strpos($line, '<appears>') !== false && strpos($line, '</appears>') !== false)
						{
							$start = strpos($line, '<appears>') + 9;
							$end = strpos($line, '</appears>') - $start;
							$appears = (substr($line, $start, $end) == 'yes') ? true : false;
						}
						else if (strpos($line, '<frequency>') !== false && strpos($line, '</frequency>') !== false)
						{
							$start = strpos($line, '<frequency>') + 11;
							$end = strpos($line, '</frequency>') - $start;
							$frequency = (int) substr($line, $start, $end);
						}
					}

					if ($appears && $frequency >= $config['asacp_sfs_min_freq'])
					{
						self::$sfs_spam = true;
					}
				}
			}

			if (self::$sfs_spam)
			{
				switch ($config['asacp_sfs_action'])
				{
					case 3 :
						$config['require_activation'] = USER_ACTIVATION_SELF;
					break;

					case 4 :
						$config['require_activation'] = USER_ACTIVATION_ADMIN;
					break;

					case 5 :
            $user->add_lang('mods/asacp');
						$error[] = $user->lang['PROFILE_SPAM_DENIED'];
					break;
				}
			}
		}
And change it to this:

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		// Stop Forum Spam stuff
		if (!sizeof($error) && $config['asacp_sfs_action'] > 1)
		{
			if (!function_exists('get_remote_file'))
			{
				global $phpbb_root_path, $phpEx;
				include($phpbb_root_path . 'includes/functions_admin.' . $phpEx);
			}

			$stop_forum_spam_urls = array(
				//'api?username=' . urlencode($data['username']),
				'api?email=' . urlencode($data['email']),
				//'api?ip=' . $user->ip,
			);

			foreach ($stop_forum_spam_urls as $url)
			{
				$errstr = $errno = '';
				$file = get_remote_file('stopforumspam.com', '', $url, $errstr, $errno);

				if ($file !== false)
				{
					$file = str_replace("\r\n", "\n", $file);
					$file = explode("\n", $file);

					$appears = $frequency = false;
					foreach ($file as $line)
					{
						if (strpos($line, '<appears>') !== false && strpos($line, '</appears>') !== false)
						{
							$start = strpos($line, '<appears>') + 9;
							$end = strpos($line, '</appears>') - $start;
							$appears = (substr($line, $start, $end) == 'yes') ? true : false;
						}
						else if (strpos($line, '<frequency>') !== false && strpos($line, '</frequency>') !== false)
						{
							$start = strpos($line, '<frequency>') + 11;
							$end = strpos($line, '</frequency>') - $start;
							$frequency = (int) substr($line, $start, $end);
						}
					}

					if ($appears && $frequency >= $config['asacp_sfs_min_freq'])
					{
						self::$sfs_spam = true;
					}
				}
			}

			if (self::$sfs_spam)
			{
				switch ($config['asacp_sfs_action'])
				{
					case 3 :
						$config['require_activation'] = USER_ACTIVATION_SELF;
					break;

					case 4 :
						$config['require_activation'] = USER_ACTIVATION_ADMIN;
					break;

					case 5 :
            $user->add_lang('mods/asacp');
						$error[] = $user->lang['PROFILE_SPAM_DENIED_EMAIL'];
					break;
				}
			}
		}




		// Stop Forum Spam stuff
		if (!sizeof($error) && $config['asacp_sfs_action'] > 1)
		{
			if (!function_exists('get_remote_file'))
			{
				global $phpbb_root_path, $phpEx;
				include($phpbb_root_path . 'includes/functions_admin.' . $phpEx);
			}

			$stop_forum_spam_urls = array(
				//'api?username=' . urlencode($data['username']),
				//'api?email=' . urlencode($data['email']),
				'api?ip=' . $user->ip,
			);

			foreach ($stop_forum_spam_urls as $url)
			{
				$errstr = $errno = '';
				$file = get_remote_file('stopforumspam.com', '', $url, $errstr, $errno);

				if ($file !== false)
				{
					$file = str_replace("\r\n", "\n", $file);
					$file = explode("\n", $file);

					$appears = $frequency = false;
					foreach ($file as $line)
					{
						if (strpos($line, '<appears>') !== false && strpos($line, '</appears>') !== false)
						{
							$start = strpos($line, '<appears>') + 9;
							$end = strpos($line, '</appears>') - $start;
							$appears = (substr($line, $start, $end) == 'yes') ? true : false;
						}
						else if (strpos($line, '<frequency>') !== false && strpos($line, '</frequency>') !== false)
						{
							$start = strpos($line, '<frequency>') + 11;
							$end = strpos($line, '</frequency>') - $start;
							$frequency = (int) substr($line, $start, $end);
						}
					}

					if ($appears && $frequency >= $config['asacp_sfs_min_freq'])
					{
						self::$sfs_spam = true;
					}
				}
			}

			if (self::$sfs_spam)
			{
				switch ($config['asacp_sfs_action'])
				{
					case 3 :
						$config['require_activation'] = USER_ACTIVATION_SELF;
					break;

					case 4 :
						$config['require_activation'] = USER_ACTIVATION_ADMIN;
					break;

					case 5 :
            $user->add_lang('mods/asacp');
						$error[] = $user->lang['PROFILE_SPAM_DENIED_IP'];
					break;
				}
			}
		}
Then save and upload the file.

Step 4. Open /language/en/mods/asacp.php
Step 5. On line 44 find:

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	'PROFILE_SPAM_DENIED'	=> 'One or more of the fields entered was marked as spam.',
After Add:

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'PROFILE_SPAM_DENIED_EMAIL'	=> 'The email address you have entered has been blacklisted as a spammer at <a href=\'http://stopforumspam.com/\'>StopForumSpam.com</a> and thus, registration has been blocked. If you feel this is incorrect please contact the Board Administrator via email to have your account registered, you can also visit <a href=\'http://stopforumspam.com/\'>StopForumSpam.com</a> to find more details about this and find out how to be removed so you don\'t experience this issue on future website.',
'PROFILE_SPAM_DENIED_IP'	=> 'The IP address you are registering from has been blacklisted as a spammer at <a href=\'http://stopforumspam.com/\'>StopForumSpam.com</a> and thus, registration has been blocked. If you feel this is incorrect please contact the Board Administrator via email to have your account registered, you can also visit <a href=\'http://stopforumspam.com/\'>StopForumSpam.com</a> to find more details about this and find out how to be removed so you don\'t experience this issue on future website.',
Save and Upload the file.
NOTE: You can change the array to you liking to say what you want it to say.

And that be it. Setup stopforumspam.com settings in the ACP and it should work. You can test by using an email like test@gmail.com and test the IP block by using a well know proxy that is blacklisted.

Hope this helps :D.
Last edited by jsebean on Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
-Jonah
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Re: [DEV] AntiSpam ACP Optimized for Stop forum spam

Post by coreno » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:27 pm

Hello, I am interested in this. I'm so interested, I'm even interested in helping develop it if needed. I've already started working on my own version, and will continue to do so unless I hear back from you.

My big hurdle is I've never made a PHPbb mod, so just learning that step is something thats taking some time for me.

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Re: [DEV] AntiSpam ACP Optimized for Stop forum spam

Post by Ashley.S. » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:51 pm

Sounds like some great changes to a great mod, I'll be watching closely 8-)
Regards,
-Ashley.S. [ ProphpBB Free Forum Hosting Moderator ]

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Re: [DEV] AntiSpam ACP Optimized for Stop forum spam

Post by jsebean » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:14 am

Hey folks,
Sorry for being so long to respond I almost forgot about this topic :lol: . I actually did (semi) finish this project once on my board however lost it all :roll: :oops: . I since then migrated to myBB (which I miss phpBB now for many reasons) and I'll be migrating back. With that said, I'll start working on something like this again since the last time i did it, it was very effective to prevent spam bots (and some humans?).

I'll try to post a few things I do on there in the mod, maybe not actually release it as a mod but just post the changes i did to the existing code by Exreaction? I dunno guess we'll see, but I do intend on doing it again since I want to go back to phpBB now :P

-Jonah
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Re: [DEV] AntiSpam ACP Optimized for Stop forum spam

Post by Peter77sx » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:45 am

I was about to install his MOD on a new forum i opened up. How is this coming along, can we see your changes soon? thanks for doing this. :)

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Re: [DEV] AntiSpam ACP Optimized for Stop forum spam

Post by jsebean » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:21 pm

I updated the first post with the code changes you can make to make this functional :D.
-Jonah
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