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  • IP Banning.

    How can I ban an IP... both an IP in the format 123.456.789.111 and an IP range, like 123.456.789.XXX

  • #2
    Enter in the appropriate field in the Admin CP > vBulletin options.

    To completely ban it, use an .htaccess file. I believe the format is:
    <Limit GET POST>
    Allow from all
    Deny from 123.456.789.111
    Deny from 123.456.789
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    • #3
      Direct from the Admin CP:

      IPs to ban:
      IP Number Ban Lists: You may ban any IP numbers from registering and posting. Type in the complete IP number (as in, or use a partial IP number (as in 243.21.31). The BB will do matches from the beginning of each IP number that you enter. Thus, If you enter a partial IP of 243.21.31, someone attempting to register who has an IP number of will not be able to register. Similarly, if you have an IP ban on 243.21, someone registering who has an IP of will not be able to register. Thus, be careful when you add IPs to your ban list and be as specific as possible. As with the email ban list, put a space between each IP number. The IP Ban prevents anyone with matching IP number from registering and posting.
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