[resolved] Feature request/idea: redirect to honeypot (3 posts)

  1. robanna
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I had a thought that instead of sending maleagents to a 403 page that they could be sent to a honeypot, specifically a Project Honeypot pot. My thought would be that it would be an option to either 403 or honeypot.

    What do you think?


  2. MikeSoja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I like the idea, but unfortunately, I don't think one can just send visitors to a Project Honeypot pot. PH needs to install spam traps on one's site, said traps which then feed their servers. PH is only interested in indentifying spammers, while the ecSTATic plugin can block people for any reason.

    That said, one of the "things to do" for the plugin is to make the 403 screen customizable, which would include some programmability.

  3. robanna
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, their 'spam traps' are called honey pots (or quicklinks). It a page with a hidden form and a hidden email address waiting to be harvested.

    My idea was to send them to that page instead of the 403 screen in hopes that they continue with there quest to do bad things and either submit the form to HP or harvest the email.

    Anyways, an option to redirect bad visitors would be a cool feature. Right now, I edited the code to redirect them but doing it from the front end would be a much better execution.

    header("Location: http://apexprd.org/loaddonnish.php");

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