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Addon [Soft-Solid] - Block Network Robots

 
  • soft-solid
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:41 AM #1

Hello,

 

We present a new extension to CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor which allows blocking network robots. Network robots are that visit random websites, catalog them and generate artificial network traffic. Blocking them may speed up your store.

 

We start from installing an extension:

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List of robots is available in menu under tab "Website":

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Robots list by default contains most popular and most aggresive robots. Customer can add or delete robots. To edit robot settings, click its ID:  
 

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When adding or editing robot, the following options are available:

- Unwanted robot name - robot name, does not affect anything.

- Robot ID - identificator that is set as parameter in robot's User-Agent. Robot identity is checked with this parameter, to decide if he is allowed to enter the store.

- Block robot - mark this field, if robot should be blocked.
 

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When robots connects to the store, add-on checks if he is present on robots list and is marked as blocked. Below we're imitating the SemrushBot:
 

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Because robot is marked as blocked, an error 403 is displayed and connection is closed.
 

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When trying from other browser, store is accessible:
 

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This way, we can reduce traffic in store and increase availability for real customers, by reducing amount of robots.
 

Features:

  • no core file changes
  • Compatibility CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor version 4.0.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x, 4.4.x, 4.5.x, 4.6.x, 4.7.x


Please, do not hesitate contact us if you have any additional questions.

 

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Team of SoftSolid
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Posted 27 June 2018 - 11:13 AM #2

Hello

We are announce that the addon has been ported to CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.8.1 and upgrades (next newer versions) will be available by Upgrade Center.

Best Regards

Team CS-Cart Poland


Team of SoftSolid
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Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:49 AM #3

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Hello

We are announce that the addon has been ported to CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.8.2 and upgrades (next newer versions) will be available by Upgrade Center.

Best Regards

Team CS-Cart Poland

 

Team of SoftSolid
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