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Ban by Hostname 1.0.2

Ban hostnames from registering on your site

  1. Snog
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    • 1.5
    Visible Branding:
    No
    This add-on will block HOSTNAMES from registering on your site.

    While this isn't the preferred way to block registration, it has it's uses and is effective.

    Registrations are blocked in the following order..

    1) If the IP Address is the same as the HOSTNAME (must enable option to activate)

    Example: If the IP Adress is 111.111.111.111 and the hostname is 111.111.111.111 the user will not be able to register.
    2) If the HOSTNAME supplied by the IP Address is in the list of blocked hostnames.

    Example: If the hostname is host12.server3.vpn999.com and the word 'server' is in the banned hostname list the user will not be able to register.
    3) If the IP Address OWNER is in the list of blocked hostnames. (must enable Whois option to activate)

    Example: If the IP Adress is 184.154.133.148 it will return a hostname of host7.server5.vpn999.com
    BUT if you look up the IP Address, the actual OWNER of the IP is SINGLEHOP
    If SINGLEHOP is in the banned hostname list, ANY user coming from SINGLEHOP will not be able to register.
    REQUIREMENTS: In order for the WHOIS function used in this mod to work properly, your server must have OPENSSL installed.

Recent Updates

  1. Ban by Hostname 1.0.2
  2. Update 1.0.1

Recent Reviews

  1. CollinL
    CollinL
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.2
    Very useful -- especially for preventing users from making alternate accounts once banned (ban evading). Love the WHOIS feature. It has also helped me keep spambots at bay.
  2. 5/5,
    Version: 1.0.1
    Once again another very cool mod from Snog
  3. Adam Howard
    Adam Howard
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.1
    Been waiting for something like this. Some of those bad bots change IP addresses / blocks religiously. But ironically, their host name remains the same. Wonderful.