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Prevent guests/users from using proxies at your forum
Mod Version: 1.00, by borbole (Coder/Designer) borbole is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.1 Rating: (10 votes - 4.70 average) Installs: 173
Released: 11 Feb 2010 Last Update: 11 Feb 2010 Downloads: 949
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This hack will allow you to prevent guests/users from using proxies at your forum. You can dissallow proxies for the forum as a whole or to prevent only registrations with proxies. You can enable and disable it at the Acp of your forum where you can control the settings for the mod.

Note: As you know there is no such way of preventing proxies 100% but it helps a lot. I tested it with a dozen proxies and it stopped 8 of them.

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Stop User Registrations Via A Proxy eXtremeTim Modification Graveyard 25 01 Aug 2006 21:36

Old 11 Feb 2010, 22:29
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
So does this mean all AOL users are blocked?
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Old 11 Feb 2010, 22:30
vb4newb vb4newb is offline
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Clicked installed, voted and nominated, awesome hack and much needed for ban evaders.
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Old 11 Feb 2010, 23:36
KissOfDeath KissOfDeath is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
will this top search engine spiders? the last on i had on vb3 did
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Old 11 Feb 2010, 23:43
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Vaupell Vaupell is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
Real name: Martin
guess i wont be visiting either from work,
entire work lan around 5000 employess wont be able to acces.
Every server and computer from "inside" is run through a few proxy gateways.

and im sure there are many many coorperations who run like this to
control in and outs of their net.

Just thinking you might have good intentions and want to block spam etc,
but you also endup blocking users who have good intentions.

EDIT : a little read, the number 2 on this page.

Proxy server :
•A hardware server that acts as an intermediary between a work station user and the Internet so that an enterprise can ensure security
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Last edited by Vaupell; 12 Feb 2010 at 10:18.
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Old 11 Feb 2010, 23:51
vb4newb vb4newb is offline
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Tested this with a few online proxies and worked both times, big thanks.
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Old 12 Feb 2010, 00:46
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dacho dacho is offline
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Real name: David
If I want only prevent only the users ? not guests
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Old 12 Feb 2010, 00:47
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borbole borbole is offline
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I don''t think that it should have any effect on search engine spiders. What this hack does, is it checks port 80 and 443 for an open reply which indicates that a user is using proxy. It is meant to block the ban evaders as mentioned above or other uers that might have malicious intents when visiting your forum with a proxy.

@vb4newb and @vb4newb, thanks for your comments and for clicking the Install button.
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Last edited by borbole; 12 Feb 2010 at 00:59.
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Old 12 Feb 2010, 00:50
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borbole borbole is offline
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It kinda prevents the users as well since they will have to load your forum as guests first in order to log in. I could have made it that it affects once you are logged in but I thought this way was better.
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Old 12 Feb 2010, 05:37
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barcena barcena is offline
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I will love to have this running on my site but unfortunately I will appear myself as behind a proxy, I do have another mod that tells you when somebody is trying to hide the real IP and turns out I'm on the list, and I know I'm not hiding, so as nice as this mod is it will be a real problem since it will prevent legitimate members to log in.
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Old 12 Feb 2010, 05:41
TheSupportForum TheSupportForum is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
would like to see the idea of adding a proxy to a list so that it blocks proxies on a list you give

instead of blocking all proxies

otherwise when i get to work i cant view my own site due to use using the internet through a proxy provided by our county area

or an option to to add or ignore proxies so that some can visit
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Old 12 Feb 2010, 05:47
argothiusz argothiusz is offline
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Just for everyone information, Singapore visitors usually access the web through a gateway proxy. So, if you are using this you may as well block entire country.
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Old 12 Feb 2010, 10:06
alessai alessai is offline
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my whole university is running through a proxy, which is the same for many other uni's
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Old 12 Feb 2010, 10:34
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borbole borbole is offline
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Adding a proxy list would be not so effective as those proxy lists gets update very often. it si more effective this way. Although it might prevent some legit users as stated above. If you are worried about it then I think it would be better to not install the hack.
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Old 12 Feb 2010, 15:41
lemonadesoda lemonadesoda is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009

I REALLY like the concept. Could you consider having a track, monitor and control system rather than just "block all".

The way it would work is thus:

1./ It would record all proxy attempts AFTER login name is captures, and log the proxy IP as well as the username
2./ The admin would be able to view this tracking list
3./ At any time, the admin can review proxy use ("monitor") and if the user logged in, which username it was ("track")
4./ The admin can select from the list of proxy addresses, and make specific IP's BLACKlisted or WHITElisted
5./ The admin would have an option to set the default as all (unknown) proxies BLACK or WHITE
6./ There would be an option to allow/block guest proxy access

I think that your programming hook is therefore one step later... let people log in first BEFORE running the blocking.

Yes, this requires some manual intervention by the admin to make it work properly. But this is very important for us, since we run a private vB for staff and clients. Clients may be behind proxies. By tracking, I can see who they are and the IP of the proxy. I can then decide to BLACK or WHITE list them. I cant risk blocking clients. I only want to block hackers.

When we have a new client, I could "shields down" until the client has logged in and I have the monitoring data. Then I could "shields up" again.

With this modified tool I would now have a monitoring system to see if people are trying to access via proxies, especially banned users (ex. staff and ex. clients).
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