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Advanced Block MOD

1.1.4 phpBB 3.0.11
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:01 pm
File size:
233.87 KiB
Validated for:
phpBB 3.0.11
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Install Time
About 60 Minute(s)
Install Level
Advanced Block MOD improves the blocking features of phpBB.
  • Replaces too much simple, not finished and unmaintained check_dnsbl phpBB3 core feature.
  • Adds more IP-RBL DNS, HTTP and Domain-RBL DNS blacklists and UTC-12 trick to phpBB3.
  • Supported HTTP blacklists: Stop Forum Spam, BotScout, Akismet, Project Honey Pot, Block Disposable Email Adresses.
  • All features and blacklists can be managed from extra ACP pages. Only some not important settings for the HTTP blacklists are hardcoded.
  • Blacklists can be weighted from 0 to 5. The weight values are added to reach a threshold value of 5 before spam will been blocked. So if configured spam needs to been found on several blacklists before it is blocked.
  • Adds a new log for Block actions. Adds logging for email_check_mx.
  • Adds a feature to re-check posts and users for spam to the Forum logs, WHO IS ONLINE, MCP -> post details, MCP -> report details and ACP -> Manage users -> Overview.
  • Allows to report spammers to HTTP blacklists manually and automatically.
  • Adds a feature to require an e-mail address for guest postings. The e-mail address will been displayed only for administrators at the re-check spam pages.
  • Supports Contact Board Administration MOD http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/c ... istration/ to redirect false positives to the contact page.
  • Supports Advanced Double Activation Pack MOD http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/a ... tion_pack/ to add the Re-check spam feature to the ACP Verify user page.
  • Supports Handyman` MOD version check - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... sion_check

Technical background information:
  • dnsbl_check is included in phpBB3 Olympus by default. But it is using the spamhaus.org DNSBL. This list creates a lot of false positives. There are other DNSBLs - e.g. dnsbl.tornevall.org - which are more recommended for the prevention of board spam registrations and spam posts.
ACP_MAIN.jpg ACP_Block.jpg ACP_DOMAINRBL.jpg ACP_DOMAINRBL_edit.jpg ACP_HTTPBL.jpg ACP_HTTPBL_edit.jpg ACP_IPRBL.jpg ACP_IPRBL_edit.jpg viewonline.jpg viewonline_popup.jpg viewtopic.jpg ACP_USER_Overview.jpg MCP_Post_details.jpg Guest_posting.jpg
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