Stop Spammers Spam Prevention
[closed] If you use comcast, you can't install this plugin (3 posts)

  1. k2_1971
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My dynamic IP address starts with 24.x.x.x - installed your plugin (version 4.0, WP 3.4.2), went to activate it and received this error:

    [code]Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Reason code: sbl.spanhaus:153,2,24
    ip: 24.x.x.x[/code]

    I x'ed out my current IP address for obvious reasons. So I went to the spamhaus website, discovered that the entire block of IP addresses is listed in their PBL database. I'm unable to remove my address from that list, site would not allow it.

    So I took a look at your code, and found this in stop-spammer-registrations.php...

    [code] $iplist = array(
    'sbl.spamhaus' => '.sbl.spamhaus.org',
    'xbl.spamhaus' => '.xbl.spamhaus.org',
    'dsbl' => '.list.dsbl.org',
    'sorbs' => '.dnsbl.sorbs.net',
    'spamcop' => '.bl.spamcop.net',
    'ordb' => '.relays.ordb.org',
    'njabl' => '.dnsbl.njabl.org'

    and I commented out each spam database site one by one. Every single spam site listed in your plugins array considers as a spam source. That is a significant number of comcast internet users. I would have to comment out that entire array list to be able to activate this plugin, and in doing so would defeat the purpose of said plugin.

    Suggestions? :)


  2. kpgraham
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    It may not be that all are reporting a bad ip. Once an IP is set as bad, it goes into a cache and all future attempts from the ip are denied. It could be that the ip is in the cache.

    Version 4.1 is ignoring this check until I get more information. It can be downloaded on the beta test page at http://www.blogseye.com.


  3. k2_1971
    Posted 3 years ago #

    sorry this was a dbl-post, didnt think this one went through initially. Delete this thread if you're able - I dont have the option.

    [ Closed http://wordpress.org/support/topic/test-70?replies=3 ]

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