Help - IP address blocked?

UK Preppers introduction and forum rules
featherstick
Posts: 995
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:09 pm

Help - IP address blocked?

Post by featherstick » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:33 pm

Hello

Trying to change my password tonight (again - too many bangs on the head as a youth), thought I had done, got this message:

Your IP 85.115.52.180 has been blocked because it is blacklisted. For details please see http://www.stopforumspam.com/api?ip=85.115.52.180.
Your IP 85.115.52.180 has been blocked because it is blacklisted. For details please see http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=85.115.52.180.
An entry on the blacklist may have several reasons:
1. You are a well-known spammer.
2. Last time a well-known spammer was using the dynamic IP address which you got from your ISP (Internet Service Provider), your e-mail address or the username you have choosen.
3. Your ISP is well-known for a lot of spamming customers and is not fighting against spammers enough.

Am I banned? What does this mean? Can anyone help? Please don't ban me, I haven't prepped enough yet!

preppingsu

Re: Help - IP address blocked?

Post by preppingsu » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:47 pm

If you were banned then you wouldn't have been able to post this.

According to my son your IP address that your ISP had given you has in the past been associated with a form of spam (not the tinned stuff). He suggests a router reset might help, so you get assigned a new IP address.

Other than that scoobie will need to remove the IP address from the blacklist.

HTHs.

Preppingsu

featherstick
Posts: 995
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:09 pm

Re: Help - IP address blocked?

Post by featherstick » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:46 pm

Thank you Su. It's happened again today. I've had to reset my passwork every time I try to log in, something isn't right. I'll try and do a refresh. Cheers.

User avatar
tanstaafl
Posts: 546
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:34 pm
Location: Hereford

Re: Help - IP address blocked?

Post by tanstaafl » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:46 pm

Weird just happened to me when I went to change something in my Profile.......


No biggy ,its fine other than that, I connect thru my phone via tethering with Three...............

User avatar
Cernunnos
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:27 am

Re: Help - IP address blocked?

Post by Cernunnos » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:18 am

I also get the same message, thought it was because I was still a newb on here but it seems not. I get it when trying to change anything in my prefs,location etc.

User avatar
CynicalSurvival
Posts: 189
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:39 pm
Location: Scotland

Re: Help - IP address blocked?

Post by CynicalSurvival » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:08 pm

Thanks... the same thing just happened to me, so that is reassuring!

The trouble is that I had to reset my password, so my current one is a string of random characters that i have no chance of remembering!! :shock: :shock:
The last taboo is the myth of civilisation. It is built upon the stories we have constructed about our genius, our indestructibility, our manifest destiny as a chosen species. - The Dark Mountain Project Manifesto http://dark-mountain.net/about/manifesto/

User avatar
itsybitsy
Posts: 6571
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:51 pm
Location: East Yorkshire

Re: Help - IP address blocked?

Post by itsybitsy » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:24 am

I have checked this with Scoobie. All domestic ISP's have a pool of IP addresses that get temporarily assigned to individuals, so it's highly possible that your IP address has been used by a spammer.

The spam protocols on the forum are pretty tight, which is why this happens occasionally. The alternative would be to relax the controls (which isn't a practical option) which would see us once again overrun by individuals selling Viagra, knock-off sunglasses and much worse.
Area 10 coordinator

User avatar
Devonian
Posts: 561
Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:32 pm
Location: Devon

Re: Help - IP address blocked?

Post by Devonian » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:18 pm

Yep I'm affected by this as well.

It looks like IP Addresses belonging to BT Internet have been blocked by the site.

It stops you editing your profile or changing your password, I currently have some completely unrememberable password as I am unable to change it.

preparedsurrey
Posts: 537
Joined: Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:33 pm
Location: Area 3

Re: Help - IP address blocked?

Post by preparedsurrey » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:30 am

Can you get around it by going through a proxy? Or using TOR for browsing?
If guns are outlawed then only the outlaws will have guns....

User avatar
ggc
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:14 pm
Location: Area 3

Re: Help - IP address blocked?

Post by ggc » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:03 pm

A friend of mine was trying to sign up and got the exact same problem. I tried to register on his behalf and also got the warning (even though I can still sign in).

It looks like the spam blacklists are out of date because ahbl.org are marking all requests as spam. An administrator needs to remove the blacklists... more information here:

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... pic/135316


This could be the reason why no new members have signed up in a while.

Post Reply