1 (edited by sleddog 2006-05-10 15:33)

Topic: mail.ru members

I'm seeing a rather odd and somewhat disturbing trend during the past week. Just about every day I get one or two people register at my punBB board with a mail.ru email address. I have email confirmation on for registration, so the addresses must be valid. The user IP's trace (as far as I can tell) to Russia and China. Looking at my Apache logs I see each of these new members does exactly the same thing: (a) register, (b) visit the board's first forum, and (c) go away without viewing any posts -- not to be seen again. Are these 'sleepers', with some nafarious schemes up their sleeves? Or am I just paranoid smile

Anyone see a pattern like this before?


Re: mail.ru members


I've had the same thing happen on every PunBB forum that I've setup.

Don't quite understand it myself, some register and never confirm their registration, while others do. Over time, I delete users that have a group_id of 32000, unconfirmed registrations.


Re: mail.ru members

These are the bots that register just to promote the usual drug/viagra websites, getting inbound links via forum memberlists.

Re: mail.ru members

Although I have set up four punbb forums in total, I have never seen this happen. Just a side note.

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5 (edited by sleddog 2006-05-12 22:27)

Re: mail.ru members

Thanks folks. The rate of these registrations is picking up, 7 today. Does Admin > Bans apply to new registrations or currently registered members only?

Ah, found it... Admin > Permissions, 'Allow banned email addresses'.

Small correction on the Admin > Bans page (actually the supplemental page). The help text says 'See "Allow banned e-mail addresses" in Options for more info.' But 'Allow banned email addresses' is on the Permissions page, not Options.

Re: mail.ru members

limber, kewl site is that a mod for bf or bf2?
i might have to load up bf1942 to play it.....


My stuff or my style might sux, but atleast I'm willing to help when I can.
Don't be stupid and help ! We are the stupid one's !!!

Re: mail.ru members

Quaker, it's a mod for bf42 yes. A BF2 version is in the works...

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