IP Address Blacklisted

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IP Address Blacklisted

Post by aiwetir » November 18th, 2022, 10:55 am

I got a message my IP address is blacklisted when I tried to post.

I used a VPN to get around that but I'm not sure this is a good security measure as it's implemented since I'm with Century Link and have a dynamic IP I have no control over (other than I know how and why to use a VPN).
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Post by adamschneider » November 18th, 2022, 8:10 pm

I just had the same thing happen to me, at a friend's house, using Comcast.

But then it gets weirder: I used a VPN to switch to a Canadian IP address to get around the block and post successfully. And now, when I tried to post THIS message, the Canadian IP address was blocked, even though it worked a minute ago! So I had to switch to a different VPN location.

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Re: IP Address Blacklisted

Post by bobcat » November 20th, 2022, 12:52 pm

I was blacklisted on one browser (Safari) but was able to post using Firefox. The next day, my Safari connections were fine.

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Re: IP Address Blacklisted

Post by adamschneider » November 20th, 2022, 1:33 pm

It makes me wonder whether maybe these IP addresses aren't really blocked at all, but the OH server is just having trouble communicating with the spam-checking service.

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Re: IP Address Blacklisted

Post by jvangeld » December 2nd, 2022, 10:03 am

adamschneider wrote:
November 20th, 2022, 1:33 pm
It makes me wonder whether maybe these IP addresses aren't really blocked at all, but the OH server is just having trouble communicating with the spam-checking service.
Seems likely. I got the same error yesterday four or five times before my post went through. I just saved a draft and kept trying to submit the post. It went through (same computer, same connection, same browser) after occasional attempts over 6 hours.
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Re: IP Address Blacklisted

Post by Martell » December 11th, 2022, 7:27 pm

We turned off a setting to hopefully make these go away.
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Re: IP Address Blacklisted

Post by Limey » December 11th, 2022, 8:18 pm

Thanks Martell for working on the blacklist and 504 issues. Hopefully things will improve.

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