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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:12 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Sad but true, as you say probably better all round.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following IP was blocked:
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5385 Banbycountry -9999   Banbycountry Carolin184 ( ) 196.219.37.201


That IP is from Egypt and it's not in the CN or VN databases, nor within the ranges that i've blocked.

Is it most likely that it was blocked because even though it's from Egypt it was detected as a spambot?

Edit: just asking so i know i'm not inadvertantly blocking humans from Egypt
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen that glitch as well, it is under investigation.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CN and VN databases that i checked were from this site >> http://www.ipaddresslocation.org/ip_ranges/get_ranges.php

Though i know from researching a few months ago that some websites have slight variations in the IP ranges for country codes, so the database that you use might be slightly different to that one that i checked.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we have seen a 90% reduction in spam
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I find it's great for my forum, looks a lot more professional without human spammers.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am banning by country and it works quite well. Today I got an IP 10.0.0.235 without a county code and it was traced as a private IP from..... IANA  

When searching the IANA datbase there were no entries that matched this IP.

Is it reasonable to ban a range of IPs like: 10.0.*.* ?






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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10.0.0.235 was us during the DOS attack we suffered yesterday.

The forums were temporarily rerouted to provide access.
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DOS=γερ in Hebrew is a nickname for the ultraorthodox religious people. So I guess you had an attack
initiated by the almighty....

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably rerouting or something but just thought i'd report this anyway.

Got first human spammer in about 1.5 months today from IANA

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We still get the odd one, primarily from the US, something like one or two a week, hardly enough to keep track of.
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Since March 6 I had about 40   attempts, but only one got through: from Canada. CA was banned too.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grand, i'll just ban 10.0.0.0-10.255.255.255
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Since March 6 I had about 40   attempts, but only one got through: from Canada. CA was banned too.


I haven't got any human spammers from Canada yet but i wouldn't ban a whole country just for one human spammer. I've banned China and Vietnam because i get a lot of human spammers from them countries and no genuine posters, and the IANA range because it doesn't belong to any country anyway. If there's even one genuine poster from a country i'd never ban it but rather do the moderating instead.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Myles wrote:
Grand, i'll just ban 10.0.0.0-10.255.255.255


That would be a really bad idea, as that is a private range of addresses used internally.

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