What is DroneBL?

A real-time tracker of abusable IPs.

Do you have problems with net-abuse on the services you run? DroneBL is the first tracker aimed at solving the problems of abuse on real-time and near-real-time social networks. It is not just another EMail blacklist (although you can use it for that!), but instead a mostly distributed, friend-to-friend DNSBL service, with the goal of becoming fully distributed by the end of 2007.

Instant Notification

Have you ever wondered what abusable IPs have popped up today? Well, DroneBL can tell you the ones it knows about. Do you want to block all of the IPs DroneBL knows about, or even just some of them? DroneBL can do that too.

Find out more about how you can use DroneBL to protect your services from abuse. It's easy to do, and it's free of charge: regardless of what you are using the service for.

DroneBL is making the internet safer

By maintaining a database of abusable and "rooted" machines, DroneBL is making the internet a safer environment to participate in. For example, many phishing sites are run on abusable and rooted machines.

Since DroneBL maintains a blacklist of abusable machines, ISPs can aggregate that data into an effective blackhole strategy in order to stop phishing attacks and other forms of net-abuse from reaching their customers.

DroneBL helps to assess risk

The advanced statistics offered by DroneBL allow for determining where to concentrate on looking for transient points of risk. This means that ISPs and other services can concentrate on the at-risk netblocks instead of less at-risk netblocks.

This means that services can predict and block abusive netblocks before the abuse happens.

DroneBL helps to stop current abuse

The DNSBL service offered by DroneBL can be integrated into various IRC server software, mail daemons and other platforms. There is no cost associated with using the service, and people are encouraged to use it.

For more information about setting up the DroneBL DNSBL service, go here.

DroneBL is legal

The activity DroneBL performs are legal according to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and it´s equivalent in other countries.

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