+ added activate file: Laying the infrastructure for future IP Address Logging and ban list and the white lists.
+ Added countdown script: now the banned user can have something to watch as Elgg Hammer time elapses.
New release for Elgg Hammer is up for grab. Enjoy and leave comments or report any issues.. Good luck..
Next release will make Elgg Hammer work well with GalliCache for Elgg 1.8 plugin. I just learned this from one of the members E-mail. Thanks. I am opening my hammer tool box and the fix should be ready soon. Otherwise, everything seams to work the way hammer should work...
maybe this should be called 'elgg shield' instead of hammer since it is more about being an anti-hammer.. and stopping the ham and spam. ;)i will test once gallicache is more de-bugged
@ ura soul, Thanks for your suggestion. Elgg hammer "Elgg shield" Plugin will be doing even much more than stopping spam. Future releases will have a token access - which means, the Elgg hammer "Elgg Shield" will be able to record automatically and block automatically every recorded IP that is listed in the ban- list without configuration or editing the Elgg .htaccess (hypertext access) file
oh let me know please when you release that version!
@ supper buddy, thanks. "Spam does not take away tomorrows resources, it takes away today's time." -- Tom.
I'm still getting spammers :(
@ wellkunnected , Elgg hammer plugin does not stop spammers. What it does is it limits the hits that your Elgg sites gets from search engines and robots that you don’t want so that your genuine site members can browse your site without headaches of waiting for hackers, search engine, and robots to finish messing around with your site. In short, Elgg hammer plugin acts like a speed governor or speed limit police controller. You don’t want internet machines to take your site for a drive of about 1800 miles per hour instead of normal site speed by regular and genuine site members of about 120 miles per hour. To cut long story short, without Elgg hammer plugin, your site can be speed up by robots or useless search engines sites to an extend that your car engine “Site server” will need help to cool down from time to time. No wander google or github is using Elgg Hammer concept.
Next version of Elgg hammer will have some options to ban spammers automatically and if the elgg member banned accidentally you can always access their information through egg admin hammer page.
@ ura soul , I was having a thought about having elgg shield for logged in users and elgg hammer for non logged in users. so that if a bad user "hacker" is succeful in logging into elgg site the Elgg Shield should be able to keep them on watch so that they don't abuse elgg site bandwith...
@Tom: facing some problem elgg hammer gives the time & says kindly login but if a user is unregistered he need to register whenhe goes to the register screen he hets again the elgg hammer message & he is also not able to use the social login methods ..
@ meril, The next release will address your concern so that unregistered users can register smoothly without being hammered by elgg hammer.
Very Nice !
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