[drupal-devel] [feature] Add Referrer Banning

bertboerland drupal-devel at drupal.org
Sat Jul 30 14:32:10 UTC 2005

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 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    base system
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Robin Monks
 Reported by:  Robin Monks
 Updated by:   bertboerland at www.drop.org
 Status:       patch

dries, take a look at http://drupal.org/admin/logs/referrers [1]. mine
is even worse, nearly 15% of all referrers are pr0n sites. so i do
think it is usefull to ban based on referrer, not to prohibits linkers
but referrer spammers
[1] http://drupal.org/admin/logs/referrers

bertboerland at www.drop.org

Previous comments:

Fri, 29 Jul 2005 17:02:30 +0000 : Robin Monks

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/referring_banning_with_stat_fix.patch (7.9 KB)

The attached patch adds the following features to Drupal HEAD:

- Setting Access Permissions by referrer.

The attached patch fixes the following bugs:

- Port numbers on same domain cause Drupal to mark an external referrer

This patch changes the following modules, by function:

- user.module
-- user_admin_access_check Now allows checking based on referrer.
-- _user_admin_access_form Now has options for banning based on
-- user_admin_access Now lists referrer bans.
-- user_help Show referrer banning in documentation.
- bootstrap.inc
-- _drupal_bootstrap Checks to ensure user is not banned by referrer.
- statistics.module
-- statistics_top_referrers Has "quick-links" for banning referring
domain.  Fixes port issue.

I have tested this module and it works correctly on Drupal HEAD.



Sat, 30 Jul 2005 13:59:09 +0000 : Dries

What is the point of referrer banning?  To stop people from linking your
site?  I'd think this is only useful for 0.001% of all Drupal sites.


Sat, 30 Jul 2005 14:05:51 +0000 : killes at www.drop.org

I've asked Robin to implement this because a referrer spammer was
spamming drupal.org with porn referrers. This was annoying because it
made the "top referrers" page basically useless. I only got rid of the
spammer because Kjartan grepped the apache logs for me and told me the

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