Do you use a firewall for your forum?

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Do you use a firewall for your forum?

What role does a firewall play for your forum? And, is a firewall always necessary?


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A forum firewall is essential to protect your site against hackers.

And, ever software offers a plug in for firewall.

The one for SMF offers:

  • Proxy Firewall.
  • Htaccess protection such as blocking nasty ip addresses, CrawlProtect and GeoIP.
  • Forum Firewall (this mod).
  • Bad Behavior mod.
  • Project Honeypot (included in Bad Behavior mod).
  • Stop Spammer.

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