Out of self defence we have developed a Website Firewall and Security Suite, which evolved into more than the initial side-project.
We started developing SpamTrawler, when even our development sites became unmanageable due to constant spam registrations and posts (Blog, Comments, Forums aso...)
Initially the software had been offered to a small group of people belonging to a community we are working for as 3rd party developers.
By now it is used successfully on around 90-100 websites, running all sorts of host systems (Wordpress, SocialEngine, phpFox, OpenCart, vBulletin and even custom developed websites)
As SpamTrawler can be used on literally any php/apache based website, we thought that it may be interesting to introduce it to the xenForo community
A few functions are:
- Block countries
- Block single IP addresses
- Block complete IP lists
- Block IP Ranges
- Check your visitors IPs against Project Honeypot or other DNSBLs
- Block unwanted Charsets (Chinese, Japanese, Cyrillic)
- Block User Agents
- Block Referrer
- Block By Satellite
(Advanced Edition. Satellites are a decentralized network of SpamTrawler Server instances, automatically fed by connected members)
Additionally to the firewall functions, you will find "File Integrity" functions, which can help you to check your site for malware or unauthorized changes.
As fighting spam is best accomplished in a community, we added a social network around it, so everybody interested in fighting spam, can stay connected and discuss ideas
If this is of interest for the xenForo community, then please feel free to ask any questions.
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Thank you very much to the xenForo team to allow us to post in the "Off Topic" thread.