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    We are having problems with IP banning.

    We have added this IP address which is the IP of a trouble maker.

    However we have a somebody we want to reach the forums who's IP is

    We added the whole IP above of but it also banning

    We presumed it would only ban 177.210 if we added

    80.3 to the ban list.

    Can somebody pls explain/advise
    Thank you

  • #2
    If you add 80.3 its going to ban


    If you want to ban just

    Ban 8.3.160

    You banned about 16126200 Ip addresss. with the 8.3 entry


    • #3
      Hi Zac

      Perhaps I didn't explain myself clearly in my original post, this is the relevant line.

      We added the whole IP above of but its also banning

      By that I mean I am fully aware if we ban the first two elements of an IP range, ie


      It will then ban any IP address that is prefixed 80.3

      However that is not what we are doing.

      We add to our IP ban list but it's stopping a guy with from accessing the forums as well.

      That's the point I was trying to make, apologies if I was not clear.

      As soon as we remove from the IP ban list then can get back in again.


      • #4
        Can you paste the contents of your IP ban list here (or pm it to me)

        I do not see how that would be happening unless that user is infact using

        (if you pm me please include a link to the thread.)


        • #5
 81.79.234 66.214.95 []

          The last IP in brackets is not currently in there but it bans if we try to add it, he says he just gets a 'Your IP has been banned"Message and can't even view the forum.


          • #6
            I really can't think of any reason why that would happen.

            If you are using the default unmodified files please create a support ticket in the members area and include: admincp login, ftp, phpmyadmin, and anything else that might be nessary to trouble shoot the situtation.


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