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Multisite with AVH First Defense Against Spam (10 posts)

  1. akamai4hire
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK I'm running the latest versions of everything WP/BP/AVHFDAS including Ipstneu's patch to get the users signing up to automagically have their accounts created in both the network as well as the domain they sign up on. The problem is because of the registration tweaks, AVH no longer checks the registration against the STOPFORMUMSPAM.COM and SPAMHAUS block lists so I'm getting lost of spammer registrations although lots of blocked comments and posts. How do I fix this? My guess is that Ipstenu (Mika) will once again have to field this question LOL. Thank you for all your previous help so far and in advance for this question :o) ~DC

  2. I don't actually use AVH...

    I would guess that it's looking for wp-signup.php directly, and doesn't check on alternate login pages. Maybe you could ask them how it handles BuddyPress, since it's a similar thing in so far as registration goes.

  3. akamai4hire
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I guess a better question would be: Do you know of any RBL type plugin that blocks signups based on DNS with the config above?

  4. No, but then again, I don't use WP for that sort of blocking. I use http://configserver.com/cp/csf.html on my server.

  5. akamai4hire
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmmmm... I pretty much understand most of server security elements, but don't see how this provides any way to stop forum or comment spam unless you have your firewall updating from the SFS and Spamhaus IP block lists. Unless I miss something, there's no way to allow open subscriber signups without getting botted and hammered with comment spam. Can you think of anyone that knows how to block forum/comment spam with the http://halfelf.org/2012/multisite-registration/ technique?

  6. Supposedly AVHFDAS checks the user’s IP against StopForumSpam and Project Honeypot (with an API key) before parsing the entire page. I can't fathom why that would 'stop' working. The registration page is a -page- so if AVH is stoping people from hitting that page, they'd never be able to register in the first place.

    Did you set the plugin up to check every page, or just registration pages?

  7. akamai4hire
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    AVH doesn't have a setup for particular pages. It appears to hook only into register, comment, and post pages. Since doing the multisite registration patch it no longer checks the registration page, but regularly blocks a lot of comments and posts, but no registrations. I've tested this against IP's and email addresses on SFS and they all pass through since I did that otherwise great trick with multisite :)

  8. petervanderdoes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, I just took a quick glance through the patch, MU stuff and my code.

    I believe I can make this work, just not very quickly as I'm short on time. I would have to change some other code to make the solution fit in nicely.

  9. akamai4hire
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Somehow I knew that it wouldn't be easy. I finally wrote my first plugin and am learning theming so I'm a ways off from figuring something like this out... Thanks Brah!

  10. petervanderdoes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I did some coding and it should now check for spam during the validation of a user signup in a MU environment.

    I don't have a MU environment, so if you, akamai4hire, are willing to test it that would be very helpful. If you please contact me through my site where I can send the zip file to, thanks.

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