Since last update, I’ve been working on the anti-abuse system in TightURL. Or more accurately, stripping it out of TightURL, and then adding it back in as plugins.
As a result of this kind of work, I’ve also started adding some additional anti-abuse plugins. Keeping in mind that I may drop some (if they’re not effective) and add others, for now, the list of anti-abuse plugins looks like this:
- Bad Behavior
- Google Safe Browsing
The DNS-based blocklist plugins (SURBL, URIBL, AHBL, blocklist.de) are in fact all the same plugin template with different configuration settings. The functionality that actually checks DNS-based blocklists remains internal to TightURL, making it simple to add new DNS-based blocklisting services to TightURL by copying the plugin template and changing a few settings at the top.
Bad Behavior has been part of TightURL for a long time, but the Google Safe Browsing service is a new addition to our anti-abuse arsenal. You’ll need an API key for each of these plugins to get the most out of them (Bad Behavior benefits from a Http:BL key).