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DnP Firewall : SEO Friendly Double-Protection Layers against Flood / DoS / Spam Bots
Mod Version: 1.4, by silveryhat (Member) silveryhat is offline
Developer Last Online: Jul 2012 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (14 votes - 4.93 average) Installs: 133
Released: 25 Aug 2009 Last Update: 04 Sep 2009 Downloads: 1445
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DnP Firewall Gateway Demo
*To test Front-End Layer protection : It's the page shows up when you first enter the site.
*To test 2nd Layer Protection : Pass Front-End Layer protection, then Tap (not hold) F5 continuously nonstop for 10 seconds.

DnP Firewall Gateway was designed to stand against the massive DoS attack targeted DnP Network™ few years ago. Upon installed, it has been reducing the severe level of many incidents and preventing my forum from being overload ever since. It also nearly blocks away all the automated bots that come to register for spamming on the forum. The last release was almost 3 years ago and there had never been any update to the MOD. Version 0.3 came with many issues though it was very stable. I decide to give another upgrade and simplify the code a little for another release. Don't hesitate to install DnP Firewall Gateway for your forum and hope you will find it as useful as I do.

*This Firewall is compatible with All PHP Forum systems and Search Engines Friendly*

1 - Use this simple Firewall to protect your ( vBulletin / phpBB / SMF / IPB / etc.. ) forum
  1. Deny unwanted Bots
  2. Reduce Spamming
  3. Block Flooding Attack
  4. Partially weaken DoS
  5. Prevent automated malicious scripts pass through
2 - Side features
  1. Increase your Adsense Impression and Revenue.
  2. Act as an Introduction page for your forum.
  3. SEO Friendly. (DnP Network has this firewall installed for more than 2 years. Google Search : silveryhat returns 29,000+ results)
  4. No query executed / Extremely fast


3 - Installation for vBulletin Forum
a. Upload all files from package to your forum_root
b. Open global.php using Notepad. (Why global.php ? Because global.php is the core file of vBulletin system , it is also the initial startup file that calls important database queries and keeps sensitive information. The Firewall comes before any of the processes run to prevent direct damage to the forum. That is the reason why DnP Firewall does not use any hook or come as an automatic plugin like other MOD)
Find

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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Add BEFORE

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Simply remove this line to deactivate the firewall

c. Save and Reupload global.php to your server. Done!
3b - Upgrade
Simply perform step
a.Upload all files from package to your forum_root
*If you have custom layout, do not overwrite dnp_fw_template.php*

4 - Note

Eventhough the DnP Firewall Gateway could reduce the damage of a flooding attack, it does not guarantee that all of the negative affects of an attack could be avoided. I do not hold any responsibility for such matters. As an administrator you should know that there is not software firewall that could be as effective as a hardware firewall.

You are free and encouraged to modify the Layout of the Gateway page in dnp_fw_template.php but please respect the copyrights notice of the author. Additional templates are also available if you'd want different look. (How to change DnP Firewall Template)




Free layouts for DnP Firewall Gateway at Firewall Templates

DnP Firewall Gateway also acts as an Introduction page for your forum if you fill it up with rich information content of your site. Adsense or other Ads could be placed here to maximize your revenue since every visitor will need to pass by this Introduction page. It almost 100% guarantees that your CTR or Page Impression will raise quickly.

5 - Compability

This MOD can be used with almost any system that runs PHP. Compatible with all vBulletin forum from 3.0.x to 3.8.x

It should not conflict with any existing MODs on your forum.

DnP Firewall Gateway consumes very little server resource because on the surface, it is just a simpe webpage. It does not execute any query, therefore your database will not be affected under any circumstances by this MOD.

DnP Firewall Gateway could together be used with InV-Firewall Script to act as doubled-firewall system that 2 x the strength against Flood /DoS Attack with bonus of denying malicious query and tracking access.

DnP Firewall Gateway is also compatible with DnP Instant! AJAX/SEO Musicbox & News smart anti-flood protection that brings extra power to the firewall. The 3 firewalls, DnP Firewall Gateway - InV-Firewall Script and Smart Anti-Flood from DnP Instant! AJAX/SEO Musicbox & News can be used altogether to triple the strength.

6 - History Log
v1.4
  1. Optimize firewall structure
  2. Optimize 2nd-layer protection
v1.3
  1. Add 2nd layer protection
  2. 3 more options for 2nd layer protection in config file
v1.2 Beta
  1. Improve Firewall Stability
  2. Add Domain option
  3. Separate config file
7 - Useful links
  1. Setup Domain List for DnP Firewall Gateway
  2. How to change DnP Firewall Template
  3. What are the Search Engines allowed by DnP Firewall Gateway ?
  4. Branding-Free License of DnP Firewall Gateway
  5. Detail information about DnP Firewall 2nd Layer Protection
  6. Templates collection


[Original topic can be found at http://www.silveryhat.com/delynie/f142/dnp-firewall-help-your-forum-fight-flood-attack-dos-spam-unwated-bots-6985.html]

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  #121  
Old 01 Feb 2010, 21:58
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Wink

This is a great product..

I wanted image background so I kind of played around with it and it seems like it works this is what I used..

<body style="font-family:Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;background-color: #BEBBBB; background-image: ur (http://www.YOURURL.gif)">

demo www.speedaholic.net

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One thing I'm running into in Firefox sometimes it converts my style back to the parent style when the firewall is clicked on.. Has anybody ran across this issue in the past
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Old 05 Feb 2010, 21:51
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The firewall does not have any function to change style, it only verifies request and then directs the visitor to the page they intend to view.

I have taken a look at your forum but I don't see that problem occurs.
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Old 07 Feb 2010, 17:25
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Much Thanks for this Mod...
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Old 07 Feb 2010, 18:25
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hi. thanks work well.

i install InV-Firewall Script but the proplem is for edit post or send pm to user. when i want to edit posts or send pm to user firewall is show me an error me to can not do it.

what i am i doing to work for this one?
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Old 09 Feb 2010, 02:54
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Originally Posted by Farsisat View Post
hi. thanks work well.

i install InV-Firewall Script but the proplem is for edit post or send pm to user. when i want to edit posts or send pm to user firewall is show me an error me to can not do it.

what i am i doing to work for this one?
I do not cover support for other firewalls on the main topic, however you find a discussion going on here in this topic
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Old 10 Feb 2010, 14:39
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How can i get this working with vbcms?
vbcms is before the forum dir
example
vbcms.php
forum/index.php

if i call my site and click on enter this comes
http://siteurl/dnp_fw.php?dnp_firewall_redirect=%2F

if i call the forum it works

any idea?
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Old 22 Feb 2010, 08:18
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Originally Posted by PiroX View Post
How can i get this working with vbcms?
vbcms is before the forum dir
example
vbcms.php
forum/index.php

if i call my site and click on enter this comes
http://siteurl/dnp_fw.php?dnp_firewall_redirect=%2F

if i call the forum it works

any idea?
You may want to exclude the firewall from cmps index file by changing


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into


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of global.php file. Because the path of cmps index file is not in the same location with showthread, forumdisplay and other vb files.
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  #128  
Old 22 Mar 2010, 07:54
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to exclude it and make it only available for the forum isn't good
the gateway has to be for the whole site and after clicking on it, it should continue to correct page

www.site.de/ --> gateway --> click --> www.site.de/
www.site.de/forum --> gateway --> click --> www.site.de/forum

and it should remember when it was entered so that the user dont have to click two times


it would be very nice if you can help me
i already got a ddos attack directly on /forum what crashed my server because of sql 100% usage
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  #129  
Old 27 Apr 2010, 03:14
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Working with vB4.x?
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Old 01 Jun 2010, 23:28
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Originally Posted by PiroX View Post
to exclude it and make it only available for the forum isn't good
the gateway has to be for the whole site and after clicking on it, it should continue to correct page

www.site.de/ --> gateway --> click --> www.site.de/
www.site.de/forum --> gateway --> click --> www.site.de/forum

and it should remember when it was entered so that the user dont have to click two times


it would be very nice if you can help me
i already got a ddos attack directly on /forum what crashed my server because of sql 100% usage
Though this is a vb modification, keep it mind that it will work with any php page. So you can install exactly the same firewall code to any location you want the firewall to protect.

Originally Posted by Manoel Jśnior View Post
Working with vB4.x?
I do not have vb4 to test one
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  #131  
Old 08 Aug 2010, 13:07
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Hi,

I want to always/permanently skip the "front-end" protection. I want to disable that, not use it... But I do want to keep the 2nd layer protection (too many hits frequently), how can I make this change?

Mike
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  #132  
Old 25 Aug 2010, 01:12
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I'm sorry the free version of DnP Firewall doesn't allow advanced modification to the original source code for such request.
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Old 02 Dec 2010, 07:39
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I think this mod is dead. The author is MIA. I've been trying to get in contact with him since august (email, pm, i even posted on his site) and he never responds.

Last edited by |Jordan|; 11 Dec 2010 at 06:36.
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Old 02 Dec 2010, 17:17
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does it work with 4.1?
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Old 02 Dec 2010, 18:57
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Originally Posted by sivaganeshk View Post
does it work with 4.1?
It should, it doesnt use any vbulletin code. Hell ive even used it with non-vb scripts.
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