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 Project Honey Pot is Worthless
Author: J.Yard2   (22 Dec 09 4:56pm)
Project Honey Pot only compiles a database of harvesters and provides no means of blocking their access to your web site(s).

Vote for most worthless product / service.

Move along, nothing here worth seeing.
 Re: Project Honey Pot is Worthless
Author: M.Prince   (23 Dec 09 6:43pm)
You're awfully grumpy this holiday season....

If you want to block harvesters, you can use the http:BL service. We provide it for free and a number of different implementations. Click "Services" to learn more.
 Re: Project Honey Pot is Worthless
Author: J.Yard2   (29 Dec 09 11:28pm)

You mean like this one for Apache that has been in the state of Beta for years.

Platform: Apache v2.0+
Current Version: Beta
Author: Dave Wortham, Unspam Technologies, Inc.
Project Page:

Does ProjectHoneyPot offically support any of those? I doubt it.
 Re: Project Honey Pot is Worthless
Author: J.Perez6   (17 Mar 10 7:26pm)
This is the most stupid comment ever made, most BL are just lists, after software developers are encouraged to develop tools that take advantage of it.
 Re: Project Honey Pot is Worthless
Author: A.Support9   (27 Aug 10 11:50pm)
Agree with J.Perez6. Everybody don't have the same requirements, some just want to block comment spammers, others may just block memberships, etc. You have to select the data resources that you rely on and decide what you want to do with it. Project Honeypot is a database, not the mother of all solutions. If you wish to block all comment spammers and harvesters from entering your site, we look forward to your script that automate the following:


To block IP's or IP ranges from accessing your site, add the following to your htaccess file:

order allow,deny
deny from
deny from
allow from all

The above IP's are examples only. Decide on which sources you want to use for IP Blocking.


Your Awstats list bots that visited your site. Decide which ones are "bad" and block them adding the following to your htaccess:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^AbachoBOT [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^zerxbot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Zeus
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /error/yourhoneypot.php

The example above send them to your honeypot located in an "error" sub-directory, or you can send them to an error page by replacing the last line with:

RewriteRule ^.* - [F,L]


To automate the above, just setup a team to develop a script. To get programmers, hire them from places like or etc. We look forward to see the J.Yard2 script listed at implementation lists.

PS: Just remember that most Internet users lease their IP's for a day or two from their ISP's, so blocking a single IP may not be the ideal solution. The script may have to remove IP's again after 3 days, depending on your data source.
 Re: Project Honey Pot is Worthless
Author: H.User7043   (12 Oct 10 11:48pm)
Project Honey Pot is like a library - a repository of information - for those who don't find information valuable, I suppose it IS worthless. Then there are the rest of us --
 Re: Project Honey Pot is Worthless
Author: J.Devon   (3 Nov 10 1:18am)
Earlier today I was getting correct data. Now bad bots are coming up as clean. I'm verifying this off unit tests (which I'll shut off once the code is stable) nothing changed on my end. Successes in the morning became failures in the evening.

Since I'm just setting this up, it's pretty disconcerting and making me wonder how much I can trust this API.

Thank you.
 Re: Project Honey Pot is Worthless
Author: J.Eaton   (13 Jul 11 4:24am)
Sounds more like a comment a spammer would make to me.

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