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    Vtec44
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    I have the first 15 posts on my forums moderated. So once I ban someone, it takes a while for the person to get back on. There's no real way to ban someone, so I rarely do it.

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  • subzero06
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    maybe close registration, and use registration by invites only...just for a couple of days or week.

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  • Floris
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    As per my first post; persistence
    As site owner just keep banning the IP and don't give attention to it in public, and just keep banning.

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  • Sergio68
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    Originally posted by Floris View Post
    vBulletin has flood control for login; brute force won't work unless the password is guessed within 5 tries.

    Yes, bugmenot. That's a site that allows you to login.

    How can you use your own account or someone else their account if your IP is banned?
    I know, I just said it's possible, anyway, IP or not IP he can use a proxy

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  • ibaker
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    WOW, thankyou all so very much for this. I sent him an email (to all the email addresses that he is using) that my Solicitor created to which he replied with an apology. All has been quiet from him now although I am not sure whether he is still a user by some other means but as long as he isn't polluting the forums then all is fine. My forums are for recreational aviation and here in Australia to be a pilot and fly into many airstrips you need an Aviation Security card. If legal action was taken against him for harassment then it would go against him when renewing his card.

    It seems that all the technology in the world may not stop a person but make it a personal loss to them and it has worked in this case

    Thanks again and I hope you continue this thread for others

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  • pk698
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    Originally posted by Joe Gronlund View Post
    Don't want to see this thread closed, so i won't go into details.
    Not that its always a bad thing, its used by Cisco all the time..

    Use Arp Poison to trick a local network packet in your hands, and just packet sniff the MAC address...

    You can Ban any of the following
    • Any MAC address used by the offender LAN Card "Ethernet"..
    • The Router MAC address used by the offender - Even Cable/DSL modem as it is a router.
    • The first hop router used by offender..
    Personally i find banning the first hop router is most effective, as they can use a proxy all they want. Their still banned...
    I thought mac address doesn't get released passed the user's modem?

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  • Floris
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    Every time I use bugmenot I also check for vb logins, and ban those accounts. But I have not done so for ages since we got the site blocked : http://www.bugmenot.com/view/vbulletin.com

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  • Chazel
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    As soon as you see a login for your site on BugMeNot, verify that the password is correct then ban it.

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  • Floris
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    vBulletin has flood control for login; brute force won't work unless the password is guessed within 5 tries.

    Yes, bugmenot. That's a site that allows you to login.

    How can you use your own account or someone else their account if your IP is banned?

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  • Sergio68
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    Originally posted by Floris View Post
    How would they do that?
    Brute force or similar, I remember site where you can find accounts for different bulletin board around the internet.
    Of course they may enter a couple of times than stop.

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  • Floris
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    Originally posted by Sergio68 View Post
    Nope, they can still steal accounts
    How would they do that?

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  • Sergio68
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    Originally posted by Anthony89 View Post
    The only way to ban someone permanently is to close your site to new registrations.
    Nope, they can still steal accounts

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  • Anthony89
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    The only way to ban someone permanently is to close your site to new registrations.

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  • Joe Gronlund
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    Originally posted by Chousho View Post
    Just curious, but how do you propose they get his MAC addy? Again, I'm just wondering about this
    Don't want to see this thread closed, so i won't go into details.
    Not that its always a bad thing, its used by Cisco all the time..

    Use Arp Poison to trick a local network packet in your hands, and just packet sniff the MAC address...

    You can Ban any of the following
    • Any MAC address used by the offender LAN Card "Ethernet"..
    • The Router MAC address used by the offender - Even Cable/DSL modem as it is a router.
    • The first hop router used by offender..
    Personally i find banning the first hop router is most effective, as they can use a proxy all they want. Their still banned...

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  • Fusion
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  • Fusion
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    At least make it so that anything new users submit up to a certain point is moderated, and disable PMs and visitor messaging for them. That way his pollution won't reach your users at all.

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