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David Morison

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Re: Banned on some devices
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2022, 02:54:43 AM »

I don't know the path your Internet provider is using, but the IP address you have when you arrive here is 172.70.162.226. The 172.70.162.x range is heavily used by all the "Cialis" bots. It is only recently your IP has changed to that. In most of your posts historically your IP address was 95.149.156-158.x. 

I am spending several hours a day eliminating spam posts and spambot registrations. I have removed the ban on the 172.70.x.x range, that is about all I can do. The issue seems to lie with whoever assigns the final IP address that hits PSW.

Mac

Thanks Mac,
On a hunch I went back and looked at some older posts in case the IP change coincided with me replacing my computer last year, but unfortunately that doesn't pan out - I was still on the 95.. range after the new PC was in use so I don't think that would be a cause.

If you need a volunteer to help with weeding out the crap I can certainly spare a few hours a week, though I'm not much of a network expert so you might spend more time training me than you are currently doing the weeding out yourself anyway  :(

FWIW,
David.
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Andy King

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Re: Banned on some devices
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2022, 03:13:30 PM »


The Cloudflare address should never come from a user.  Cloudflare stops DOS attacks and works with DNS, before the traffic hits your site.
Yes, it looks like Cloudflare are giving IPs in the same sub group to spammers and legitimate users alike.PSW ban these IPs believing they are spammers, when in reality its just an assigned IP address from Cloudflare.It looks like its Cloudflare causing the problem.

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Re: Banned on some devices
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2022, 04:14:04 PM »

Yes, it looks like Cloudflare are giving IPs in the same sub group to spammers and legitimate users alike.PSW ban these IPs believing they are spammers, when in reality its just an assigned IP address from Cloudflare.It looks like its Cloudflare causing the problem.

Scottís assessment of how cloud flare works is out of date. I think thatís how it used to work but itís more of a CDN (Content Delivery Network) now, so effectively you get the PSW pages from the local cloud flare server not the actual PSW server. In this case it seems cloud flare is not doing what itís supposed to do and allowing through spammers, and maybe the PSW team were not aware of the change to Cloud Flare so incorrectly banned IPs with collateral damage.

Hopefully it all gets sorted without Mac spending his life dealing with spam,as thatís one of the big selling points of cloud flare.
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David Morison

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Re: Banned on some devices
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2022, 03:58:50 AM »

Just wanted to say I've now had a couple of days of neither getting kicked off every 5 minutes nor seeing heaps of spam, so whatever Mac & the team have done recently seems to be working well.

A big thanks to all involved for that, I just hope it hasn't been too labour intensive.

Cheers,
David.
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Re: Banned on some devices
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2022, 07:25:39 AM »

i am encountering this same problem for weeks now. emailed Keith clark who responded really quick that he would look into it, but not heard since.

i'm logged in now in "private" mode in my browser which works fine, if i try to login in "normal" mode i got the above message

thanks for diving into this issue!
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Re: Banned on some devices
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2022, 07:21:36 PM »

Sorry Mac, still getting continuously blocked, I'll put money on being blocked by the time I post this message..

I have found, possibly helpful for others, that the Brave Browser (possibly others) allows me to delete cookies and site data from just one site. Much more convenient, still a PIA.

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Re: Banned on some devices
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2022, 03:04:40 PM »

Everything was good for about a week, but the ban returned again today. Had to use a VPN to get in and post this.
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Re: Banned on some devices
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2022, 01:03:13 PM »

Everything was good for about a week, but the ban returned again today. Had to use a VPN to get in and post this.

I've never seen an improvement past seeing a few posts at a time before being banned again. Clearing cookies often, but not always, solves it for a few more posts.
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Re: Banned on some devices
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2022, 04:26:54 PM »

I've never seen an improvement past seeing a few posts at a time before being banned again. Clearing cookies often, but not always, solves it for a few more posts.
Cannot post anything... I thought I was banned for no reason.
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