Yet another referer spam blocker (3 posts)

  1. johnnymc
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I wrote a referer spam plugin that has worked 99% for me It is very simple, and doesn't require any mod-rewrite or .htaccess stuff.

    Optionally you can log to a mysql table and for those with root access you can run a tcp network level blocker which will neutralize the spammer forever! Very satisfying.
    More info is available here.

  2. srdusky
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Is this plug-in of any use for those of us who have comments and trackbacks disabled?

  3. johnnymc
    Posted 11 years ago #

    The trackbacks and comments are irrelevant to this script. It only handles referer spam.

    It works by redirecting the client back to itself if it's referer matches any of a bunch of poker, pharmacy, etc.

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