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IP blocker

edited July 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
What is happening when a user is banned? Is his ip blocked or can the user sign-up with on other ip?

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    Banned is just a title. It's a normal account but without the "sign-in" permission.
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    TexTex
    edited July 2006
    ...which means, that the user may apply again with another e-mail.
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    ..some computers are shared ..remember !
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    TexTex
    edited July 2006
    @ Dinoboff: You are looking for a method to bann a user permanently, right? Which does not exist as far as I know.
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    As a suggestion, the IP Logging extension should be modified to highlight users who share IP addresses with Banned users.

    I wouldn't ban such users immediately, but certainly I'd keep an eye on them to see if they exhibited the same problems that caused me to ban the other.
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    That was just to know. How work the ip logger? Does it detect proxy and does it get the really ip when provided?
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    No, it doesn't detect proxies or anything (impossible to do definitively).

    You're never going to catch all of the dupers, but most make stupid mistakes sooner or later.
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    edited October 2007
    That would be a mistake to ban the ip of a proxy. I have to check how but I think that you can easely detect if an ip is the one of a proxy.
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    It's never consistent. I gave up on IP tom foolery years ago. It's just too unreliable. The IP Tracking in Vanilla is really only for administrative eye-balling purposes only.
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    Quick and dirty way to use with proxies:
    if (!empty($_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'])) $ip = $_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR']; else $ip = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'];
    *note: it's on one line but that breaks the forum layout..

    Although 'HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR' can be spoofed easily...
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