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[Plugin: Stop Spammer Registrations Plugin] I'm the Admin and it detected me as a spammer and l (26 posts)

  1. Clifford Paulick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I updated to the new version, tried to sign in as the Administrator and got blocked (with the nice message).

    I don't know why I am detected as spammer on my own site, but I had to deactivate the plugin via FTP because it totally blocked me, even from typing in /wp-admin.

    Hope that gets fixed soon, whatever it was.

    Thank you.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/

  2. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Whatever it was...
    I suggest you log into your blog again, install and activate the plugin then go check the history and find out why it blocked you...

    Most probably you were using an IP that was previously used by spammers...

  3. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I know and I'm trying to figure it out.

    I will have a 3.1 version up in a few hours if I can figure it out.

    Keith

  4. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ovidu,

    It seems to be real. Something changed overnight. I am investigation. StopForumSpam shows in Google as COMPROMISED, which may be part of the issue.

    Keith

  5. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks!
    I have deactivated StopForumSpam for now until you give the green light :-)

    To do this I these options:
    Deny spammers found on Stop Forum Span with more than 9999 incidents, and occurring less than 1 days ago.

    And then purged the cache!

    Maybe you should post this in all relevant threads so users stop fretting?
    I know I have weakened my protection but this is better than disabling the whole plugin!

  6. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    SFS reports IP checks with 255 days. This seems to be an error.

    If you reset the number of 999 incidents and occurring 1 then it works

    Keith

  7. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Version 3.1 works now.

    Please reinstall the plugin and test it.

    I am still not sure why it suddenly started failing. It has to do with StopForumSpam.com reporting all ip checks with an email as spam.

    Keith

  8. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is a reinstallation necessary?
    I simply overwrote the previous version with 3.1 and it seems fine.

  9. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    If anyone has uninstalled 3.0 and deleted, then reinstall is necessary.

    If it is just deactivated then updating 3.1, either by copying code, or using the WP updater will get the new version. Then activate.

    Keith

  10. Clifford Paulick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I updated and re-activated. Here's a screenshot of my log where my IP was the one logged: http://ScrnSht.com/abrxtd

    One thing I noticed is that the time zone is not the one I have set in WP Admin options. That might be something to improve -- either point out that it's UTC or use WP's time zone settings.

    Thanks for the fix.

  11. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the screen shot. You can see where SFS rejected you with a frequency of 255. I don't understand it.

    I am very annoyed by the time zone thing and it is time to fix it. It is using zulu time (greenwich), so I'll see about changing it.

    Keith

  12. Clifford Paulick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I thought everything was ok since I was on the newest version, but it did it again. The "Cached bad ip" error... And my IP is in the list of "Rejected IPs" even though http://www.stopforumspam.com/search?q=_my.ip_ shows 0 entries. Deactivated again, hopefully not forever...

  13. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You need to clear the cache to get your IP out of there.

    Keith

  14. pushtiulk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You can add your ip to the white list and it's working. I had same problem, after the update, I was seen like a spammer, and I don't know why. I've checked my ip with all the spam websites, and it's not there. After I added to the white list, everything works very fine.

  15. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    3.2 version which will release soon automatically adds you to white list. It also fixes the problem with false positives on SFS. It adds lots of new known spammer IP ranges and also checks with Akismet.
    I will not release it just yet. It needs lots more testing.

    Keith

  16. sebpopmail
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Help - I cannot access my blog. I have deleted the plugin via ftp, but still cannot get in...

    Has anyone got back in? Please explain how.

  17. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you delete the plugin you can get in.

    If you used the 3.1 version and can't log in, it means that you look like a spammer to the plugin and should either white list yourself or figure out why the Spam databases think you are a spammer.

    Keith

  18. nicoya
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Anybody has a clue on this problem? I can even log in my own website!!

  19. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Delete the plugin directly using FTP and then login and reinstall with the latest version. It will White List your IP address, even if your are on one of the Spam Databases.

    Keith

  20. nicoya
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello Keith, I checked the Spam Database and my IP address did not come up.
    Exactly how do I go about using the FTP process?
    Note: everything was working well with with this plugin until few days ago I updated to the new released version.
    Please direct me on how to do it if you don't mind!
    Thanks and have a great day

  21. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    How do you copy files to your WP install?

    You would go to the install location in the wp-content/plugins directory and delete the stop-spammer-registrations-plugin directory. You can do this with FTP if your host is set up for it or you can do it directly if you have access to your server. Some hosts provide a file maintenance app that lets you copy or delete files.

    Basically, however you maintain files on your server, you would use this to delete the directory.

    Keith

  22. Sithu Thwin
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This plugin not work well with web server behind proxy server. For example, in my case, I have varnish as frontend web proxy cache server and nginx with php5-fpm as backend web server. All queue to web server is from varnish. So all IPs send from varnish to nginx will be 127.0.0.1 . Even when I whitelist 127.0.0.1, it blocks every admin dashboard access including myself.

  23. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I look for the forwarded headers, but I didn't think anyone would be running it from a "localhost" configuration.

    copy this line and paste it after line 514

    substr($ip,0,8)=='127.0.0.1' ||

    if your proxy is passing the source IP in the X-FORWARDED-FOR header then it should work.

    I will add this to the next release.

    It should not keep you out, though. I don't know what that's about - unless 127.0.0.1 is on one of the databases.

    Keith

  24. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oops! that should be

    substr($ip,0,9)=='127.0.0.1' ||

    Keith

  25. Sithu Thwin
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It is working now, I only need to add some configuration lines in nginx.conf. Below is nginx configuration line to work web server behind proxy server.
    #to know original ip from client through cloudflare
    set_real_ip_from 204.93.240.0/24;
    set_real_ip_from 204.93.177.0/24;
    set_real_ip_from 199.27.128.0/21;
    set_real_ip_from 173.245.48.0/20;
    set_real_ip_from 103.22.200.0/22;
    set_real_ip_from 141.101.64.0/18;
    set_real_ip_from 108.162.192.0/18;
    set_real_ip_from 190.93.240.0/20;
    set_real_ip_from 127.0.0.1/32;
    real_ip_header CF-Connecting-IP;

  26. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am not sure this is good for all IPs. It still may not stop spammers. If this passes on the X-forwarded headers than it is what you need. Let us know if you catch spammers.

    Keith

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