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Block spammers and crackers from your Rails app

By Peter Cooper / June 19, 2006

If you want to cut down on the nastier elements getting through to your Web site, filling in contact forms, and generally causing havoc, consider the rbl_check plugin by Joost.

rbl_check is a Rails plugin that checks every incoming request to see if the client is listed on a Real-time Blackhole List. This helps prevent abuse from spammers/crackers.

Basic source for implementing a block is included.

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