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Bug 9407 - Automatically blacklist domains hosted on IP addresses corresponding to blacklisted domains
Automatically blacklist domains hosted on IP addresses corresponding to black...
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Spam Blacklist (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-03-24 03:04 UTC by Carl Fürstenberg
Modified: 2013-09-27 11:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Carl Fürstenberg 2007-03-24 03:04:57 UTC
If this isn't a too big serverdrain, I would suggest, wen a link, for example is included, and to be checked against the blacklist, that a dns
lookup is made, and that value is checked instead.
Comment 1 Carl Fürstenberg 2007-03-24 03:56:41 UTC
Any reason for the wontfix?
Comment 2 Carl Fürstenberg 2007-03-24 04:04:22 UTC
Perhaps you didn't understood my question, so I tries to reformulate:
A function in the blacklist that for inclusion of links with only the IP-address
instead of the domain name identifier specified, that will lookup the domain
name for the given IP-addredd and use the domain name for matching against the
blacklist. This because as of now, spammers can circumvent the blacklist by
using the IP-address instead of the domain name
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-03-25 00:35:07 UTC
This would require a decent bit of work.  Might be easiest for the sysops to just block the IP 
addresses from being added too.
Comment 4 intelligent.nerd 2007-03-25 20:59:32 UTC
Well, its happened, I wonder how many cases there are that we have not noticed.
([ see this]}. 
Comment 5 intelligent.nerd 2007-03-28 22:04:30 UTC
Another instance of it.
I'm going to look into doing a search of all current links on the blacklist, and
see if any are currently being abused. (that I can tell). Right now we have
about 0 information on how bad this problem could be. If its only a few hundred
we can deal with it, but if it happens to be much more, it might be quite a bit
of work just to check and maintain the IP addresses.
Comment 6 Mike.lifeguard 2008-11-14 01:21:48 UTC
This would still be desirable, if technically feasible. We do monitor additions better than previously, however it is still sometimes a problem. This would make our lives a bit easier. On the other hand, I would say it is not a terribly high priority for the users maintaining the blacklist, and therefore shouldn't be a high priority for coders.
Comment 7 Mike.lifeguard 2009-03-16 00:14:16 UTC
Updated summary, since this isn't about blocking, but rather blacklisting. Also, this hopefully makes it clear what the chain is:

blacklisted domain -> hosted on some IP -> auto-blacklist all other domains on that IP

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