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HTTP Blacklist

The HTTP Blacklist, or “http:BL”, is a system that allows website administrators to take advantage of the data generated by Project Honey Pot in order to keep suspicious and malicious web robots off their sites. Project Honey Pot tracks harvesters, comment spammers, and other suspicious visitors to websites. Http:BL makes this data available to any member of Project Honey Pot in an easy and efficient way.

Http:BL provides data back about the IP addresses of visitors to your website. Data is exchanged over the DNS system. You may query your local DNS server and receive a response back that indicates the type of visitor to your site, how threatening that visitor is, and how long it has been since the visitor has last been seen within the Project Honey Pot trap network.

If you would like to integrate with http:BL, check out the http:BL API document.

Http:BL has been implemented on a number of different web servers, content management systems, blogging platforms, and forums. These systems query the http:BL servers for visitors to your site and restrict their access if they are found to be malicious. Note that version numbers are not always up to date.


    • Bad BehaviorPlatform: MediaWiki, Drupal, ExpressionEngine, Joomla!, phpBB, WordPress, and othersCurrent Version: 2.0.32Author: Michael HamptonProject Page: