Author Topic: IP address/range blocked or..?  (Read 310 times)

Offline Katji

IP address/range blocked or..?
« on: April 05, 2019, 01:43:42 PM »
Today I couldn't load avforums.co.za pages, thought it was down but then later found that it's not, and no problem via phone, different SIM/ISP ...?

Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: IP address/range blocked or..?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 02:23:58 PM »
It's the admin team's lack of understanding IP ranges that leads to wholesale blocking of things like 92.*.  Biggest culprit from the ban ranges I saw is FD.
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Offline Larry

Re: IP address/range blocked or..?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 02:27:35 PM »
Today I couldn't load avforums.co.za pages, thought it was down but then later found that it's not, and no problem via phone, different SIM/ISP ...?

I'm not quite sure exactly where the problem lay, but telkom/bcx/openserve/saix  :nutter: had an issue with routing international traffic over WACS via NEOTEL.

There was talk of swinging it to SAT 3, but either way the problem is resolved

Offline Katji

Re: IP address/range blocked or..?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 02:51:47 PM »
So I see.  Thanks.  Yes, it was Telkom.

hmm, I need to update myself re the cables and so on, I don't know what happened since the first cable and Rhodes University.  :-[

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Re: IP address/range blocked or..?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 03:01:08 PM »
It's the admin team's lack of understanding IP ranges that leads to wholesale blocking of things like 92.*.  Biggest culprit from the ban ranges I saw is FD.

True, but all this happened way before you even joined the forum. The old SMF version software used to get 60-80 spam attempts daily, 20 it started with, for eg, 92.111.222.333.*, then 92.111.*.*, but they still came. Eventually, a bit harsh perhaps, the solution as you posted worked.

Having said that, I did try to apply this rule sensibly.

One wonders why you had to even mention my name though?

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Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: IP address/range blocked or..?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2019, 06:33:22 PM »
It's those wholesale ban ranges that result in people finding they're banned when travelling overseas.
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Offline Katji

Re: IP address/range blocked or..?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2019, 09:20:28 PM »
There should be a 'sticky' for that, what to do - although obviously one would need to read it beforehand.  Maybe an email address.

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Re: IP address/range blocked or..?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2019, 10:22:12 PM »
There should be a 'sticky' for that, what to do - although obviously one would need to read it beforehand.  Maybe an email address.
Not controversial enough, add boobies to your posts, might bet some admin/mod attention, or better yet, blame the KAK south african IP ranges
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Offline HB

Re: IP address/range blocked or..?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2019, 10:41:32 PM »
^^ :yawn:
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Offline kenvanraas

Re: IP address/range blocked or..?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2019, 11:17:52 PM »

Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: IP address/range blocked or..?
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2019, 11:22:35 PM »
 :thinking:

Is that her IP?
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Offline kenvanraas

Re: IP address/range blocked or..?
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2019, 11:29:49 PM »
 :clap:

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In the word : Scent, is it the S or the C that is silent?