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Unread postby yair@topishare.com » 29 Mar 2016, 06:38

I'd like to use cleantalk for a simple voting form.

I could not find any info on cleantalk spam firewall

What does it do?

How to set it up?

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Re: setup spam firewall

Unread postby Roman » 29 Mar 2016, 08:07

Hello,

Thank you for the question! Of course you can use it that purpose.
In a few words: SpamFireWall blocks bots before they load your website.
You can read more about this feature here: https://cleantalk.org/cleantalk-spam-firewall

Let us know if you have other questions.
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Re: setup spam firewall

Unread postby yair@topishare.com » 29 Mar 2016, 11:04

Yes, I've read it and it answers mostly from marketing point of view.

Still I believe it does not answer the basic tech questions:

1. how does it work technically? does all my site's traffic now needs to go through cleantalk servers?

2. How do I set it up? do I need to change something in the DNS? Will it work with cloudflare?

This was the intent of my original questions. Sorry for the confusion
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Re: setup spam firewall

Unread postby znaeff » 29 Mar 2016, 14:17

Hello!

1. Technically it means that all SpamFireWall functionality becomes by our plugin on your site. Plugin gets blacklist from our server once a day. And then plugin use it to filter GET-requests by IP. So no traffic goes to our servers at all.
2. Just enable SpamFireWall checkbox in CleanTalk plugin settings and save them. No changes in DNS. Works with CloudFlare.

Feel free to ask more!
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Re: setup spam firewall

Unread postby yair@topishare.com » 30 Mar 2016, 09:45

Thanks Alex

1. I couldn't find the setting where to enable the spam firewall plugin.

2. Anyway, I understand that it is a client side solution. You state "The visitor enters to your web site." in the page https://cleantalk.org/cleantalk-spam-firewall

But the assumption that a hacker is "nice" and will use my site pages instead of his script is false.
Do you have an API to query it from the server side?
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Re: setup spam firewall

Unread postby shagimuratov » 02 Apr 2016, 05:28

Hello yair@topishare.com,

I am sorry for late reply!

1. Which one CleanTalk plugin do you use? Is it for WordPress?
2. It is website side solution. Because SpamFireWall part of plugin for a CMS. It checks all visitors against spam active IP addresses, if the an IP matches the database the visitor get a special page. This special page has an automated (invisible) anti-spam test, legitimate will pass the page to source page even if they have a spam active IP.

yair@topishare.com wrote:But the assumption that a hacker is "nice" and will use my site pages instead of his script is false.
Do you have an API to query it from the server side?

Sure, use this one API to check single IP/Email over our database,
https://cleantalk.org/help/spam-check

Thank you a lot for great questions. Please let us know if you have any other.
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Re: setup spam firewall

Unread postby yair@topishare.com » 05 Apr 2016, 20:13

I'm using a Yii 1.1.16 based system so I do not have in the extension.

When I talked about an API, I was thinking about an HTTP api and not manual access like in https://cleantalk.org/help/spam-check (BTW, it returns 404)

Is there a solution where I can integrate into my site?

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Re: setup spam firewall

Unread postby RazoR » 06 Apr 2016, 03:45

I'm sorry but we don't have spamfirewall API. You can use https://wiki.cleantalk.org/doku.php?id= ... e_networks to get spam active networks list. Then you can block any networks with a high spam rating.

Let us know if you need more help or you have other questions.
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