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helios17
Re: back to the original question a few posts ago
  • 2006/2/19 21:03

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About the time I decided I had enough with this trackback prOn, someone else posted about it and I have been following the thread. Over at lobby4linux, we get hammered with these things. I am disabling our weblog section until someone can get this fixed. Some of the posts are 3350 links long and I don't have half a day to delete them one by one.

Has anyone found a way to delete them enmass? Thank you for the lists below, I will try them to see if they can stop these posts. They almost make it not worth running a XOOPS site.

helios

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PTlooker
Re: back to the original question a few posts ago
  • 2006/2/19 21:25

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ANyone tried to put the blog as private on the weblog admin > preferences?

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macmend
Re: back to the original question a few posts ago
  • 2006/2/19 21:53

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to delete them all use phpmyadmin...there is a module for this if you don't have direct access via your webserver,

my server is linux running cpanel and so it is already installed

In phpmyadmin find your XOOPS database and browse it, this will list all the parts of the database and then look for the weblogtrackback part of this data base, in phpmyadmin you put a tick next to weblogtrackback and 'empty' it this will remove all trackbacks including any good ones, but it has to be done.

I haven't made my blog private, as this defeats the object
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PTlooker
Re: back to the original question a few posts ago
  • 2006/2/19 22:02

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But with this you will have to remove it a lor of times right?
If you know pease tell me how can i remove everything from files and database... and turning private makes exactly what?

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jonsimmonds
Re: back to the original question a few posts ago

doesnt wordpress come wiht some sort of anti spam filter for comments and anti spam? there anyway taht can be ported over?

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macmend
Re: back to the original question a few posts ago
  • 2006/2/19 22:12

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I have been looking at a wordpress plugin that blocks trackback spam but do not know how to port it

there is more about it at www.xoopsforge.com in the wordpress module forum
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helios17
Re: back to the original question a few posts ago
  • 2006/2/22 20:30

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I haven't made my blog private, as this defeats the object

Thanks for the answer Macmend...I stumbled around cpanel until I figured it out. I ran back here to let everyone know but you had already posted the answer. You are right...I get frosted when I want to comment to something and have to register. I now understand why people make this a priority...but neither will I make it private. Making folks register is bad enough and I explain why we do it on our front page. Making it private is preaching to the choir in my case.

Thanks again

helios

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wintercorn
Re: what the heck is a trackback in weblog ?
  • 2006/4/7 9:28

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On bylaugh.org I simply renamed the weblog-tb.php file to something random and blocked the IP range - it stops all trackbacks and shows a 404 error.

edit-

He's just been on again and this is the result:

Host85.255.113.158   /modules/weblog/weblog-tb.php/7  
  Http Code
403  DateApr 07 11:25:56  Http VersionHTTP/1.1  Size in Bytes: -  
  
Referer: -  
  
AgentMovable Type  
 
 
|  
 |  
 |  
   /
modules/weblog/weblog-tb.php/3  
  Http Code
403  DateApr 07 11:26:59  Http VersionHTTP/1.1  Size in Bytes: -  
  
Referer: -  
  
AgentMovable Type  
 
 
|  
 |  
 |  
   /
modules/weblog/weblog-tb.php/2  
  Http Code
403  DateApr 07 12:52:50  Http VersionHTTP/1.1  Size in Bytes: -  
  
Referer: -  
  
AgentMovable Type  
 
 
|  
 |  
 |  
   /
modules/weblog/weblog-tb.php/8  
  Http Code
403  DateApr 07 13:08:48  Http VersionHTTP/1.1  Size in Bytes: -  
  
Referer: -  
  
AgentMovable Type  
 
 
|  
 |  
 |  
   /
modules/weblog/weblog-tb.php/5  
  Http Code
403  DateApr 07 13:33:27  Http VersionHTTP/1.1  Size in Bytes: -  
  
Referer: -  
  
AgentMovable Type


Lot's of 403's until he tries another IP and then lots of 404's.

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Ace_Armstrong
Re: what the heck is a trackback in weblog ?

Quote:

macmend wrote:
Well the IP banning has stopped the porn trackback but I am still being spammed on more general topics and what else ASm I blocking when i put the IPs on ban??

So I had a little look around the world of php and blogs and I reckon by editing the .htaccess file and using http referrer blocks you can put a partial stop to it...now there are two types of block and i have used them both....not sure if they will work ok together...you tell me but having borrowed some code and looked at recent trackbacks i came up with this:

*** SNIP ***



Hey, macmend, did that end up working for you? If so, I'll be sure to throw it on.
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macmend
Re: what the heck is a trackback in weblog ?
  • 2006/4/7 18:50

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unfortunately not fully tested, as my hosts introduced PHPSuexec as a security measure and htaccess didn't work properly after that, I have to use php.ini.

as far as I can see it helped and there is alot you can do with htaccess to restrict spam, a search across the web, will show the htaccess route to stopping trackback and comment spam.

In the end I converted my whole site to the wordpress blog module, which is a pity, but works well enough.
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