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IP blocking / banning

Post by SonicSW20 » 29/11/16 21:43

Why is this forum so overzealous with IP blocking / bans? Never had issues with any other forum. I often can't post from mobile which is an issue I've seen several people on here have.

I now can't post from my home IP, and am posting this from my phone as the forum doesn't seem to have an issue with Vodafone at the moment. Ironically it 'autobanned' my home IP for repeated attempts trying to contact an admin to sort the blocking issue.

Who do I need to contact to fix this? Also, it seems very silly that it banned my IP address while I was logged I to my own account!


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Re: IP blocking / banning

Post by jeff » 30/11/16 17:43

hi

yes the firewall does seem a little over keen , i keep adding service providers to the whitelist as and when i see them

i have whitelisted your ip so please try now
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Post by SonicSW20 » 30/11/16 17:45

Thanks Jeff, will give it a go when I get home :th:
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Post by jeff » 30/11/16 17:48

Gazza_DJ wrote: Also, it seems very silly that it banned my IP address while I was logged I to my own account!
unfortunately your account and ip are two separate concerns when it comes to the firewall

you can always email me jeff@mr2oc.co.uk if you cant get on for any reason
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Post by SonicSW20 » 30/11/16 20:00

Sorted, thanks!
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Post by jimi » 30/11/16 21:51

It's worth bearing in mind that the firewall uses blacklists from SpamHaus to block IP addresses, these blacklists are totally independent of the forum, if your IP address (or your ISP's range of addresses) is blacklisted then the firewall will block it, repeated attempts to access the site will cause the autoban to kick in.
All we can do is whitelist the affected IP address in the firewall, both Jeff and I keep an eye on the firewall, but we can't do it 24/7 and sometimes autobans slip past us.
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Re: IP blocking / banning

Post by simpson_eh » 14/12/16 2:33

Same issue I have, my works ip is autobanned for repeatedly try to access the forums, something to do with spam, could someone please white list it or at least emote it from the banned list

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Re: IP blocking / banning

Post by jeff » 14/12/16 8:58

sure , whats the ip range ?
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Re: IP blocking / banning

Post by simpson_eh » 16/12/16 12:38

somebodys done it now

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