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Ban Spiders by User Agent
Mod Version: 3.1.2, by Simon Lloyd (Coder) Simon Lloyd is offline
Developer Last Online: Aug 2019 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (64 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 483
Released: 09 Aug 2011 Last Update: 18 Dec 2014 Downloads: 1910
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What this mod does
With this mod you can enter User Agents to watch or ban, you can also recieve emails or have an Output.txt created and updated with time and date of visits. It doesn't just have to be spiders, you can watch, log or ban any useragent!

How to install
Simply import the product ban_spider, the mod is active by default but none of the other options are turned on.

What is a UserAgent?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_agent

Understanding a UserAgent string
http://user-agent-string.info/parse

Genuine User Getting Blocked?
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=105

Tools to help
http://whatsmyuseragent.com/SwitchingUserAgents.asp
http://www.botsvsbrowsers.com/SimulateUserAgent.asp

FAQ
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=137

How does it work?
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=381

What's a bot?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spambot

How do i ban a bot?
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=318
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...7&postcount=51

Where's output.txt located?
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=216

Bad bot lists
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=259
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=224
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=281

Tested on vb3.7.x, vB3.8.x , vB4.x.x but should work on any version.

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Special thanks to:
Lior
KH99
BoP5
for helping me sort out a few issues

...and beta testers

ForceHSS (Special thanks to Force for latest testing)
ozzy47
GreyHost

If you use this please mark as INSTALLED

History
9th June 2011 Orginal xml added
12th June 2011 Added both email notification and text file logging
22nd June 2011 Version 2.0.0, Added create thread on activity
  1. Added match facility you can now use something like Yandex and it will match MOZILLA/5.0 (COMPATIBLE; YANDEXBOT/3.0; +HTTP://YANDEX.COM/BOTS)
  2. Added clickable link to visited thread
22nd September 2011 added user redirect url selection
08th October Beta testing started for thread creation.
20th October Beta testing started for emailing.
21st October Beta testing complete Ver 3.0.0 uploaded
29th October minor fix added to cope with empty userid on thread creation
30th October Beta testing automatic redirection to spiders/bots IP
31st October New xml uploaded with automatic redirect to IP
25th November Minor fix for blank forumid fixed
26th November 2011 Fixed version check & create thread Off by default
17th December 2014 Version 3.1.0 uploaded, Hook changed extra logging and statistics added by Ozzy47 (Chris)
18th December 2014 Version 3.1.1 uploaded, prevented spiders being counted when mod turned off.
17th December 2014 Version 3.1.2 uploaded, due to rogue code from another mod
The Bad Bots list is now included in the product
Please prune out all those that you wish to be able to see your site (i suggest you definately prune out "DA" and "Custo" :

Support will now only be given to those who have this mod marked as INSTALLED

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  #16  
Old 24 Aug 2011, 13:47
Conehead555 Conehead555 is offline
 
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Puts this over the header (4.1.4):

Warning: stristr() [function.stristr]: Empty delimiter in [path]/includes/class_bootstrap.php(917) : eval()'d code on line 39

Warning: stristr() [function.stristr]: Empty delimiter in [path]/includes/functions.php(7115) : eval()'d code on line 58
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Old 25 Aug 2011, 01:20
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bosanci28 bosanci28 is offline
 
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i have installed this mod,but can someone post a screen how or what are the right setting for this mod?

i have this spider that is filling the online page with:

119.63.196.xx and a lot of numbers to the end ,i this like other people talk in the forum,
is the " Baidu " spider...


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

how to stop this...


thank you,
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Old 25 Aug 2011, 03:56
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Originally Posted by Conehead555 View Post
Puts this over the header (4.1.4):

Warning: stristr() [function.stristr]: Empty delimiter in [path]/includes/class_bootstrap.php(917) : eval()'d code on line 39

Warning: stristr() [function.stristr]: Empty delimiter in [path]/includes/functions.php(7115) : eval()'d code on line 58
Thats because you turned the mod on without selecting anything to ban!!!!!!! see previous posts.
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Old 25 Aug 2011, 03:57
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Originally Posted by bosanci28 View Post
i have installed this mod,but can someone post a screen how or what are the right setting for this mod?

i have this spider that is filling the online page with:

119.63.196.xx and a lot of numbers to the end ,i this like other people talk in the forum,
is the " Baidu " spider...


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

how to stop this...


thank you,
Simply put Baidu in the box for banning bots
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Old 25 Aug 2011, 04:03
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like this:?
see pic:

thanks
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Old 25 Aug 2011, 05:29
KHALIK KHALIK is offline
 
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Installed

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  #22  
Old 25 Aug 2011, 06:56
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Originally Posted by bosanci28 View Post
like this:?
see pic:

thanks
No, you need to remove the IP's from there, this mod is not for banning IP's this one http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=268146 is!

Simply leave Baidu there and the mod will do the rest
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Old 25 Aug 2011, 06:58
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thanks
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Old 25 Aug 2011, 08:18
Kangaroo666 Kangaroo666 is offline
 
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Works well, finally got rid of those pesty Baidu spiders. Thanks m8.
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  #25  
Old 25 Aug 2011, 13:52
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Originally Posted by Simon Lloyd View Post
No, you need to remove the IP's from there, this mod is not for banning IP's this one http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=268146 is!

Simply leave Baidu there and the mod will do the rest
ok,done.
i also dont see any spiders from that 119.xxx ips anymore for now,bt will be checking....

thanks for your help.
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Old 27 Aug 2011, 22:18
lcn lcn is offline
 
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installed, thank you.

Is there a comprehensive list of bad spider bots?

Some I have added to my site

Baidu
Yandex
EmailSiphon
EmailWolf
ExtractorPro
Crescent
CherryPicker
[Ww]eb[Bb]andit
WebEMailExtrac
NICErsPRO
Teleport
Zeus
Wget
LinkWalker
sitecheck.internetseer.com
ia_archiver
DIIbot
psbot
EmailCollector
nasty
verynastystuff
i-am-nasty
Twiceler


http://www.spam-whackers.com/bad.bots.htm



http://www.forumpostersunion.com/showthread.php?t=1644

Last edited by lcn; 27 Aug 2011 at 22:39.
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  #27  
Old 09 Sep 2011, 00:32
ponydaddy ponydaddy is offline
 
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very nice mod works well just what I was looking for
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Old 09 Sep 2011, 00:33
ponydaddy ponydaddy is offline
 
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Modification of the Month. clicked it well worth it
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Old 09 Sep 2011, 00:35
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click it as well very good mod could not get rid of some bots this stopped them right away thanks for this
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  #30  
Old 09 Sep 2011, 09:15
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List of bad bots added in modification description, please remember to prune out all those that you wish to be able to see your site!
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