Extension:UserThrottle

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UserThrottle
Release status: unmaintained
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Description Throttle on user account registrations
Author(s) Brion Vibber (Brion VIBBERtalk)
License GPL
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What this extension doesEdit

Monitors global frequency of user account registrations and throttles apparent flood attacks, regardless of origin. Not always suitable for use on large public sites, but it's been used during occasional particular vandal attacks on Wikimedia in the past.

InstallationEdit

To install this extension, add the following to LocalSettings.php :

require_once("$IP/extensions/UserThrottle/UserThrottle.php");

ConfigurationEdit

You can adjust the throttle settings in $wgGlobalAccountCreationThrottle:

$wgGlobalAccountCreationThrottle = array(
    'min_interval' => 5, // Hard minimum time between creations
    'soft_time' => 300, // Timeout for rolling count
    'soft_limit' => 10, // 10 registrations in five minutes
);

If you legitimately have signup floods, you may wish to adjust these.