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VPNBlocker

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:27 am
by allejo
With the unfortunate rise of VPN abuse, I was forced to write a plug-in to auto-kick players who were on VPNs. Since then, I've kept the plug-in private and have shared it with other server owners but it's now time to release it to the public and let others use it or improve on it.

Note, this plug-in does not guarantee it will be able to kick all VPNs. The plug-in is only as good as the service you're using. IPHub is currently the only service that has first-class support in the plug-in but you can query other services or build your own! Detecting VPNs is not an easy task and most of the time, it just requires a very large database of IPs; most VPNs are designed to be transparent, afterall.

This plug-in allows for a lot of customization and can be really powerful, so be sure to read the README for full details about how to configure it.

All development for this plug-in occurs on GitHub, so be sure to follow development and new releases there; I will very rarely update this post with updates on new releases. The link below will always point to the latest stable release.

Plug-in Download (BZFS 2.4.12+)
[ GitHub | README | Download | MIT ]

Re: VPNBlocker

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:05 am
by Danji
Great, hackers are on the rise and I'm sure they would love to abuse VPN's.

Re: VPNBlocker

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:56 pm
by optic delusion
The newer configuration options have made it quite effective against the evolving tactics of those wishing to evade it's effects.

Re: VPNBlocker

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:50 pm
by Lancer_MiG21
Damn, I have to use a VPN when I'm working abroad quite often... I guess I'll find other games to play during that time then.

Re: VPNBlocker

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:35 pm
by blast
Or play on servers that aren't running this plugin.

Re: VPNBlocker

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:03 pm
by kierra
Lancer_miG21, Please read the forum pm I sent you.

Re: VPNBlocker

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:38 pm
by Zehra
It certainly is possible to modify the plug-in to allow registered users to connect via VPN, but disallow unregistered ones to connect via VPN.

-Zehra

Re: VPNBlocker

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:49 pm
by allejo
Zehra wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:38 pm
It certainly is possible to modify the plug-in to allow registered users to connect via VPN, but disallow unregistered ones to connect via VPN.
Or, you know, you could read the README and see that this plug-in looks for an ALLOWVPN permission. You can add this to your group file.

Code: Select all

VERIFIED: +ALLOWVPN
Which, I don't recommend because then users can just create new accounts to bypass this plug-in. I recommend the allow_vpn and max_bzid configuration file settings.

Re: VPNBlocker

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:56 am
by Lancer_MiG21
blast wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Or play on servers that aren't running this plugin.
Well, that's a solution, sorry for the stupid question :oops:

Kierra, I've seen it, I'm answering right now!