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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#2967 closed enhancement (invalid)

Grabbing IP Address on registration

Reported by: darkfate Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.0.4
Component: Administration Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: Cc:


Does anyone think this is a good idea? Just to grab the ip that the user used to register for stats. I'll make a patch if it sounds like a good idea to people.

Change History (8)

#1 @westi
9 years ago

I don't think is something that is necessary.

If you wanted to do it on a particular site I expect it would be a very short plugin to collect the IP and store in the user-meta upon registration.

#2 @darkfate
9 years ago

Yea, I know it would be small. I would figure it would be easier to incorparate it in WP since the plugin would be like 4 lines.

#3 @westi
9 years ago

Because it is small doesn't mean we should bloat WordPress with functionality most people don't neeed/want.

#4 @_ck_
9 years ago

  • Priority changed from low to normal

I definitely vote for this enhancement.

A new user registration message should contain (at least) the same amount of info that the "new comment posted" messages do.

  1. ip
  2. rdns
  3. whois lookup link

and are new user registrations checked against the "block blacklisted ips" as the checkbox is available for messages? It should be.

All it takes is a spammer doing a one time registration and then they can bypass most checks for spam.

#5 @Nazgul
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Version set to 2.0.4

+1 for this enhancement as well.
Especially with the ip, rdns and whois additions mentioned by _ck_.

I've seen blogs get flooded by bogus user registrations. Effectively being a kind of DOS. Having some kind of protection against this in core seems valid.

#6 @matt
9 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

I don't think it's a good idea.

#7 @Viper007Bond
9 years ago

Agreed. Best left to a plugin.

#8 @Nazgul
8 years ago

  • Milestone 2.1 deleted
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