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utw-Mephisto
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by utw-Mephisto utw-Mephisto is offline 01 Oct 2005

A lot of people (so did I) asking for other hacks / plugins to ban people...

Well, the obvious solution is :

create a .htaccess file with the content

deny from <IP>

like

deny from 127.0.0.1

Put it in your forumroot - done

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Old 01 Oct 2005, 18:45
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Originally Posted by utw-Mephisto
A lot of people (so did I) asking for other hacks / plugins to ban people...

Well, the obvious solution is :

create a .htaccess file with the content

deny from <IP>

like

deny from 127.0.0.1

Put it in your forumroot - done

Execpt for the fact, most people have dynamic ips.. and banning their ip will be worthless if it changes, besides the fact you might loose out on members...
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Old 01 Oct 2005, 18:49
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How do you take care of spammers on Proxy then ? Banning their IP is useless, banning email anyway ?

Afaik banning by hostname is not really possible, is it ?
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Old 01 Oct 2005, 19:00
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Originally Posted by utw-Mephisto
How do you take care of spammers on Proxy then ? Banning their IP is useless, banning email anyway ?

Afaik banning by hostname is not really possible, is it ?
In short... you have very little power to ban
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Old 01 Oct 2005, 19:31
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If any at all...
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Old 03 Oct 2005, 03:42
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Just keep banning until they eventually go away...
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Old 03 Oct 2005, 08:29
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Most effective way indeed; usually it takes them a way more to sign up, confirm their account and start spamming than it takes you to delete/ban them again. Usually they give up after a while.
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Old 03 Oct 2005, 08:45
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If you have a smallish site, 1000 member or so, you can ban ISP ranges with "deny from atl.bellsouth.net". Don't use IP's, use host names! That handles all of the Atlanta, GA area. You would be surprised how unique some member IP ranges are.

Of course if you have 10 members using that ISP and live in that area you can't really do that but many many times, I have been able to do that.

Proxies are usually slow as hell and that's a deterrent for them.
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Old 05 Oct 2005, 16:16
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isnt there a hack that allows for proxy banning? That should do it

dynamic IP's are a pain in the *ss
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Old 05 Oct 2005, 17:26
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Imho banning is useless when u have the option to use the mighty Miserable Users hack:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=93258
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Old 05 Oct 2005, 18:42
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There sure is, HOWEVER : a LOT of ISPs using caching, example (used a plugin to get that info):

The Real IP Address is: 83.xx.xx.31
31.Red-83-xx-31.dynamicIP.rima-tde.net
The Proxy Server IP Address is: 80.xx.xx.35
80-xx-xx-35.proxycache.rima-tde.net
Banning the Proxy IP would mean now banning the whole ISP - or at least part of it
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Old 05 Oct 2005, 19:27
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just use the miserable user hack as said b4....move em into miserable, theyll soon give up..lmao
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Old 05 Oct 2005, 19:48
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Originally Posted by Gizmo5h1t3
just use the miserable user hack as said b4....move em into miserable, theyll soon give up..lmao
That only works if the user is logged on from the account that is meant to be made miserable.
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Old 05 Oct 2005, 20:01
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true, and if they're an "experienced spammer" they might be aware of miserable users, and just clear cookies, and create a new account regardless... :ermm:
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Old 06 Oct 2005, 06:00
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miserable user's hack is your best bet
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