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Mod Version: 1.9.3, by TheInsaneManiac (Coder/Designer) TheInsaneManiac is offline
Developer Last Online: Apr 2020 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (19 votes - 4.21 average) Installs: 101
Released: 27 Jun 2013 Last Update: 18 Jan 2015 Downloads: 595
Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files External Content  



FORMALLY KNOWN AS TOR ALERT! PROXY ALERT TAKES CONTROL OF YOUR FORUMS WITH THE NEXT LEVEL OF PROTECTION! 3.8 VERSION HERE.

I've searched high and low for a modification that can detect Tor or proxy users. Personally I've had one too many banned members just create another identity and troll about. Now let proxies and TOR... Give you problems NO MOR! Now when those pesky proxy and Tor users visit your site, you can block them and redirect them to a custom error message!

You can also alert your members that proxies and Tor is not a nice thing to use! You can customize the message and it also allows to be closed.

Demo:
http://www.consolediscussions.com/forum/
*You will need to register as I have it set to detect for members only.


Features:
Thread Posting on Detection [PRO]
IP Address Whitelist [PRO]
Redirect Proxy Registrations to Blank Page [PRO]
Detect Web Proxies [PRO]
Email on Detect [PRO]
Index Only Option [PRO]
Usergroup Permissions [PRO]
*Search Engine Safe
Block Proxy Registrations (Registration Blocking Only Option Available)
Detect Lan Proxies
PM on Detect
Enable/Disable
Automatic or Manual Template Edits
Persistent Message Enable/Disable (Uses Cookies)
Redirect if Detected
Custom Messages
Customer Color of Messages
UserID Permissions
Block Registration Even When Proxy Disabled


No Branding Version:
For a premium no-branding version which has additional features, please visit my Products & Services page.

If you look forward to seeing this modification progress, you can help by donating! Donators will be given access to early releases before anyone else, and access to the 3.8 version pro when it's released as well. Upcoming features include:
Option to remove X on alert
Not allowing Tor users to post
Redirect to another page
Usergroup Permissions
Set a certain amount of views before blocking
Once closed, don't persist with displaying box
Possibly a notice type message instead of a popup
BAN Tor users automatically
Enable/Disable feature


Installing:
1.) Upload everything in the upload folder to your forum root.
2.) Navigate to AdminCP Add/Import Product
3.) Select product-toralert.xml
4.) Install the modification
5.) Set your options in the AdminCP
6.) Mark Installed


Upgrading:
1.) Upload everything in the upload folder to your forum root.
2.) Navigate to AdminCP Add/Import Product
3.) Select product-toralert.xml
4.) Check yes to Allow Overwrite
5.) Install the modification
6.) Set your options in the AdminCP


*Not working?
1.) Disable automatic template edits in the AdminCP
2.) Navigate to the navbar template in your style
3.) Add {vb:raw toralert} to the bottom of the template


Changelog
1.9.2
Fixed issue with broken bracket.

1.9
Fix for 4.2.2
AdminCP Manager
Pro Feature Ported to Free (Block Registration Even When Proxy Disabled)


1.8
Registration Detection Only
Added Link to Change Registration Detection Message
Fixed Issue w/ Registration Detection
Reduced Queries Further


1.7.5
Fixed "Could not find phrase 'proxy_alert_registration'." Error
Improved Detection
Reduced Queries
Enhanced Code


1.7
Thread Posting on Detection [PRO]
Added Member Only Detection
Added Global Enable/Disable
Restructured Code
Optimized Code


1.6
User ID Whitelist
Bot detection fix
IP Whitelist [PRO]
Registration blocker works with ip address whitelist [PRO]


1.5
Block Proxy Registrations (Screenshots Added)
Redirect Proxy Registrations to Blank Page [PRO]
Block Registration Even When Proxy Disabled [PRO]


1.4
-Updates
Changed IP text to Real IP
Changed pm alerts to be more detailed if it was detected using tor, a lan proxy, or a web proxy.


1.3
Fixed conditional issue


1.2
-Updates
PM on detect now posts the ip address, proxy ip address, and the hostname of the user

-Bugs
Fixed multiple PMs being sent


1.1
-Updates
Renamed to Proxy Alert
Detect Tor and Lan Proxies
PM on Detect
Detect Web Proxies [PRO]
Email on Detect [PRO]
Redirect to Blank Page [PRO]

-Bugs
Fixed cache issue
Fixed font issue


1.0
-Updates
Enable/Disable
Automatic template edits Enable/Disable
Font color of messages
Index only option [PRO]

-Bugs
Fixed cache issue in tor.php
Fixed online location still showing unknown for redirects


0.6.5
Added a persistent option in the AdminCP
Minor bug fixes


0.6.0
Alert message when closed will not pop back up (Stores tor cooking and if exists alert will not pop up any longer, this does not apply to redirection)

Changed the position of the alert to not cause issues with the Adblock Alert product


0.5.0
Block Tor users and redirect them to a custom page with a custom message controlled in the AdminCP

Enable/Disable redirection in AdminCP.

Who's online trigger


0.1.0
Release.

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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

Screenshots

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Old 15 Aug 2013, 18:41
davidg davidg is offline
 
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0.6 version have a bug

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Old 15 Aug 2013, 23:57
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
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I thought I would install this and test this out.

How do I turn off the X in the popup?
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Old 16 Aug 2013, 01:35
AURFSCAN AURFSCAN is offline
 
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Originally Posted by davidg View Post
0.6 version have a bug


confirmed

for a quick fix until new product xml is edited and uploaded by author, edit the Tor_alert template, right at the bottom - remove ');}

its just before the closing script tag

@InsaneMan, you dont need {} there

Last edited by AURFSCAN; 16 Aug 2013 at 01:54. Reason: meh
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Old 16 Aug 2013, 02:11
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Max Taxable Max Taxable is offline
 
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This is REALLY needed for 3.8.X... Still ALOT of those board owners around.
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Old 16 Aug 2013, 02:18
TheInsaneManiac TheInsaneManiac is offline
 
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Originally Posted by smirkley View Post
Excellent. Liked.

So ip-port.exitlist.torproject.org is the "external content" listed above?



I havent yet (that I am aware of) had a problem member using tor, but I see this as a good defensive measure worthy of consideration.
That is correct. You can give it a try by downloading the Tor browser from their website.

Originally Posted by smirkley View Post
I thought I would install this and test this out.

How do I turn off the X in the popup?
This will be in the next version (0.7.0), I will make sure of it.


Originally Posted by Max Taxable View Post
This is REALLY needed for 3.8.X... Still ALOT of those board owners around.
Acknowledged, I have been working on one since Ramsesx requested it. As I previously stated though, it may not be supported. I will be developing it on my employees 3.8 since I no longer have 3.8 and I won't always have access to it.


Originally Posted by davidg View Post
0.6 version have a bug

Originally Posted by AURFSCAN View Post
confirmed

for a quick fix until new product xml is edited and uploaded by author, edit the Tor_alert template, right at the bottom - remove ');}

its just before the closing script tag

@InsaneMan, you dont need {} there
Thank you both for pointing that out, however by removing those lines it would break the cookie detection as that is part of the if conditional. Do one of you have a demo of this issue that I could view, or can one of you cntl + u and share the source code so I could look for errors or possibly a modification conflict?

Maybe you could give this a go as well, I am wondering if the vboptions are giving it trouble.
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Last edited by TheInsaneManiac; 16 Aug 2013 at 02:42.
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Old 16 Aug 2013, 03:42
AURFSCAN AURFSCAN is offline
 
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above xml no go
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Old 16 Aug 2013, 03:51
AURFSCAN AURFSCAN is offline
 
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Old 16 Aug 2013, 05:34
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
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I have successfully installed the detector mod, and tested with the latest TOR browser.

A couple of points,...

I like and prefer the red pop-up in v0.6. it isnt all in the way, but I would like it to always be on every page view. IE-giving the admin the ability to eliminate the X. (already discussed earlier so no biggie)

I noticed that the detector doesnt work on cms pages. Not a problem for me as I dont allow members to create articles, but I think the pop-up should show up there anyway.

I dont know why anyone would use the TOR system, it like slows down my browsing significantly. Maybe I am just not covert and devious enough to need it I guess.


I like it so far. Thanks!
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Old 16 Aug 2013, 07:13
TheInsaneManiac TheInsaneManiac is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AURFSCAN View Post
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That is strange, in the standard of coding in javascript you always needed the brackets, it was like <vb:if> and </vb:if>



Originally Posted by smirkley View Post
I have successfully installed the detector mod, and tested with the latest TOR browser.

A couple of points,...

I like and prefer the red pop-up in v0.6. it isnt all in the way, but I would like it to always be on every page view. IE-giving the admin the ability to eliminate the X. (already discussed earlier so no biggie)

I noticed that the detector doesnt work on cms pages. Not a problem for me as I dont allow members to create articles, but I think the pop-up should show up there anyway.

I dont know why anyone would use the TOR system, it like slows down my browsing significantly. Maybe I am just not covert and devious enough to need it I guess.


I like it so far. Thanks!
That will be in the next version to eliminate a few other bugs I found. Should be up shortly.

What do you mean it doesn't work on CMS pages? It's hooked into the headers, which if I recall should be used in CMS as well. Is your style different on the CMS than the forum?

Tor runs fine with me, however I am on 50mbps optic internet so that may be why. Even some users are on a 54k internet connection, they just prefer anonymity over being public. Then you get those that are on a set vendetta to make your life a living hell, rather it be spamming your forum with useless junk, or harassing/flaming your board, getting banned, and using a new ip to do it again, regardless it is why I created it. I will actually be investing a little more time into this modification as I noticed since I started blocking Tor users that this one thorn in my side decided to use a web based proxy, which I plan to detect and stop those as well. Eventually if you make things really difficult for them, they give up haha.
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Old 16 Aug 2013, 07:53
AURFSCAN AURFSCAN is offline
 
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InsaneMan, ignore my last code as I didnt check with both page and popup, works with one not both.

this code works for both


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Old 16 Aug 2013, 10:01
TheInsaneManiac TheInsaneManiac is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AURFSCAN View Post
InsaneMan, ignore my last code as I didnt check with both page and popup, works with one not both.

this code works for both


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Hmm actually upon further investigation into the issue </vb:if> was the issue the whole time haha. I included it in the alert message which closed out the conditional before </script> could be finished. Anyway will patch this with the new version. After updating to the new version you will need to revert your tor_alert template and if using vbOptimise you will need to flush cache.

Edit: 0.6.5 released to include the persistent option and some other minor fixes.

Last edited by TheInsaneManiac; 16 Aug 2013 at 11:41. Reason: v0.6.5 released
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Old 16 Aug 2013, 11:52
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0.6.5 download link says it is an invalid attachment.
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Old 16 Aug 2013, 12:23
TheInsaneManiac TheInsaneManiac is offline
 
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Originally Posted by rhody401 View Post
0.6.5 download link says it is an invalid attachment.
Works for me? Try pressing f5 and download it again.
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Old 16 Aug 2013, 13:45
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
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I just notice that the cms pages, most noticably, my home page, the pop-up didnt show up. I did browse around during tests and it works on all pages, but upon returning to my home page, the popup didnt enable.

I have had several instances where the cms didnt conform to vb css especially in non-oem template changes, and other attributes, but I dont know why the difference, except sometimes when using certain mods or header template changes like my custom login box in header, that cms css had to be changed also as it wouldnt follow vb forum vb css attributes. So maybe the mod is working, but the forum or additional css attributes arent applied directly to cms header changes.

Oh yes, and I use one style for all my pages.

edit to add, I am on a 50mb fibre connection too, although my remote measured thoroughput is more around 36mb. No biggie, I understand the latency involved by going thru tor.

Last edited by smirkley; 16 Aug 2013 at 13:56.
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Old 17 Aug 2013, 00:35
AURFSCAN AURFSCAN is offline
 
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Works great (0.6.5)

cheers
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