Netquery v4.1 (Access Monitor Update)
Category : Modules
Published by RVirtue on 06-Jan-2007 15:04
Netquery Version 4.1
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Version 4 of Netquery, the complete PHP/SQL open-source toolkit of network information utilities, introduces access monitoring, logging options and spambot screening based on Michael Hampton's "Bad Behavior" utility. Its purpose is to deal with problems caused by automated scripts that attempt to read everything on your site, harvest email addresses, and post spam and false referrers, trying to advertise their own links through your web pages. It works to prevent spambots from accessing your site by analyzing their actual HTTP requests and comparing them to known profiles.

The version 4.1 release updates Netquery's spambot screener function based on version 2.0.8 of "Bad Behavior". In addition, Netquery's access monitoring functionality is now combined with all others within a single loadable CMS block. Thus, the full range of access monitoring options is independent of block display choices and is now available wherever ANY of Netquery's CMS block types has been loaded and activated. The administrative interface has been revised to reflect the fully independent choices for operational and display options. (Screenshot)

Based on user requests, version 4.1 now provides a choice of either user sessions or page hits as the basis for geoIP "top countries" counts and pseudo-flag images have been added for all IANA reserved address blocks. Site administrators may, of course, substitute their own suitably sized images for any of those provided.

Netquery's major features currently include the following:
Original Image- access monitoring & log management,
- NEW spambot "bad behavior" screening,
- geoip & "top countries" usage mapping,
- multidomain & IP/AS whois lookups,
- autodiscovery for whois TLD server,
- DNS and Dig (ANY, SOA, NS, MX) queries,
- email address format & MX validation,
- port check with services lookup option,
- HTTP HEAD and GET requests,
- ICMP pings (local and/or remote),
- traceroutes (local and/or remote),
- looking glass router interrogation,
- updateable GeoIP & ports data paks,
- user inputs with admin notice & approval,
- multi-instance sideblocks in CMS editions,
- admin selectable CSS stylesheet options,
- full W3C XHTML 1.1 & CSS compliance.