Author Archives: ron

Bad Behavior 2.2.15

TightURL has been updated to Bad Behavior 2.2.15 . I’ve been testing the TightURL plugin system code, and I’m relieved that it hasn’t needed much additional effort.  I hope to get back to working on TightURL soon.

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Utility Code

I haven’t touched the TightURL code in a couple of months, it seems.  But I have been working on code that I need for TightURL.  It’s been slow going.  I would say based on the progress made over the last … Continue reading

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AWStats plugin

I have created a plugin that adds the bit of JavaScript that AWStats needs to gather the extra information about things like screen sizes of visitors. And then because the two plugins are similar, I tinkered a bit in the … Continue reading

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Development and the demise of the “404 Method” in TightURL

Work on TightURL springs partly from a general burst of maintenance and development going on in my life right now.  Related in a minor way to the work on TightURL, I’ve been doing some equally long delayed work on my … Continue reading

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Rate-limiting, REST Hooks, and the API

Thoughts In a bit of a change of mind, I’ve decided now that an API is an abuse control measure, not an abuse-enabling method.  This bodes well for delivery of the API with the first release of the re-written TightURL. … Continue reading

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Anti-abuse progress/plugins

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 … Continue reading

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DNSBLs

It hadn’t seemed important when TightURL was developed, and thus support for DNSBLs had never been added until now.    DNSBL checking is a great deal simpler than URIBL checking is, so adding support for these is actually a subset of … Continue reading

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URIBLs [updated]

Haven’t done much since I last updated here.  Sat down to look at the code though, and I’ve pretty well decided how URIBLs will be handled going forward. I had said here a few dsays ago that you’d be able … Continue reading

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API location

If anyone still follows this blog, I’d like to know your thoughts on where to put the API in TightURL. http://example.com/api http://api.example.com My guess is the main argument for choice 2 is that it makes scaling easier, which shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Progress Report

A quick status update.  Progress has been made in the following areas: Templates: The template system has been re-written to accommodate the plugin system; unless something unexpected turns up, this is now finished. API: The first code ever, has been … Continue reading

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