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abuse.ch httpBL check

Description

This plugin checks if a visitor is listed on httpBL.abuse.ch.
httpBl is a DNSBL which can be used to blocks access from IPs which are:

  • Known source of Hacking activities (mostly script kiddies)
  • Source of Remote File Inclusion attacks (RFI)
  • Hijacked webserver
  • Scanning drones
  • Source of referer Spam

For more information take a look at the FAQ.

Screenshots

  • httpBL Option menu
  • If the IP address of the visitor is listed on httpBL.abuse.ch, the plugin will deny access to your blog and will display a error message

Installation

  1. Upload check_httpbl.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Adjust the plugin settings if you want to

FAQ

Does this plugin protect my blog against comment Spam?

No, httpBL.abuse.ch does not protect you from comment spam BUT it protects you from referer spammers.

Contributors & Developers

“abuse.ch httpBL check” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

2.1

  • Added support for the new httpBL zone 127.0.0.5 (scanning drones)
  • Added an Administration Menu (Settings-> abuse.ch httpBL)
  • Changed logging format to “TIMESTAMP | IP address | Hostname | User-Agent | httpBL zone”
  • Update Plugin description
  • Made some changes to the HTML code

2.0

  • Fixed an error in the logging function ($response instead of $responses)
  • gethostbyaddr will now only be executed when logging is enabled

1.3

  • Corrected some typing errors in check_httpbl.php
  • Changed the message which a visitor receive, when he is listed at httpBL.abuse.ch. Now the message contains a link to the lookup form at http://dnsbl.abuse.ch/check.php where the visitor will find reason and time of the listing.