XF 2.2 Robots disguised as Guests

Tradidi

Member
In the Members Online I see quite a few Guests that in fact are bots. I know/suspect this because when I look up their IP address their host name contains bot (eg 17-58-99-196.applebot.apple.com). Is there any way we can exclude these from the Guests count and put them in the Robots count where they belong?
 

Max Taxable

Well-known member
There's a free addon for that. Name of it escapes me presently.

EDIT: I remembered. @Sim is also very reputable and keeps this addon updated well.

 

Tradidi

Member
I guess you were thinking of this one?


I just tried it out but it's missing quite a few bots. Maybe there's another/better AddOn?
 

Max Taxable

Well-known member
I just tried it out but it's missing quite a few bots
Post them in his thread and he will update. It's kind of a collaborative thing. Plus I'm not sure it picks them up retroactively, like if they already are showing in WoL before you installed the addon.
 
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Max Taxable

Well-known member
Plus you might like this one of ours, for conveniently getting the user agent string in the who's online list.


-- James from OzzModz/Snog's
 

djbaxter

Well-known member
I guess you were thinking of this one?


I just tried it out but it's missing quite a few bots. Maybe there's another/better AddOn?
Install it and when you identify new bots have it submitted to @Sim and he will add then to the next release.
 

Sim

Well-known member
Note that my addon can only identify bots which declare themselves via their UserAgent (which Apple's bots from this example should do!).

If someone builds a malicious bot which masks or spoofs their UserAgent, then my addon won't help - it does not detect bots via their hostname or IP address.
 
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