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SMF 2.0.x Support / Re: Is our forum under attack?
« Last post by Odessite on Yesterday at 12:07:48 PM »
Thank you. Appreciated.

Should we start unblocking all those blanket IP addresses?

Agree, the registration process should be tightened up. We also agree the forum could do with being updated. We tried to get the previous owner to organise both the registration and updating processes but without success even though, at the time, he had technical assistance.
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SMF 2.0.x Support / Re: Is our forum under attack?
« Last post by Looking on Yesterday at 11:50:49 AM »
 I see those IPs all the time. May be just Baidu and Yandex. I just ignore them so long as they do not overdo to the point of slowing my server.
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Site Comments, Issues and Concerns / Re: Saving moderator time
« Last post by Illori on Yesterday at 11:43:12 AM »
we did not have people posting to the old installing and upgrading board, that is why it got archived. a new board i dont see solving the problem.
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SMF 2.0.x Support / Re: cannot access admin "session timed out while posting."
« Last post by Willie on Yesterday at 11:27:44 AM »
Last available update for my Anecdota 2.0  theme was in 2013.   Did patching to .12 create the problem?  Is there a risk in using a theme that is not updated?
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SMF 2.0.x Support / Re: Is our forum under attack?
« Last post by Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on Yesterday at 11:18:15 AM »
Okay, first things first - you really should update the forum.
Secondly, In general, banning by IP is a bad idea to begin with. Banning by ranges even worse. If you really need to ban multiple IP addresses, you do not want to do it in SMF, but on the server level then.

Bots will crawl, and banning a crawler in SMF, you are basically asking them to leave a log of their each visit for you to see.
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SMF 2.0.x Support / Re: cannot access admin "session timed out while posting."
« Last post by Willie on Yesterday at 11:16:52 AM »
Thanks. 13 did not patch.  I am at .12 from .11      The test script allows me into admin.  Will look at my mod. Thanks again.
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SMF 2.0.x Support / Re: Is our forum under attack?
« Last post by Irisado on Yesterday at 10:44:49 AM »
I'll leave a member of the Support Team to help you regarding the issue of error logging, however, another way to avoid all of this is to avoid having so many bans in the first place.  If you have a problem with spammers, the trick is to prevent them from being able to register in the first place, so that you don't actually need to ban them.  This page will help you in that respect: https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Spam_-_my_forum_is_flooded_with_spam,_what_can_I_do
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Site Comments, Issues and Concerns / Re: Saving moderator time
« Last post by SpacePhoenix on Yesterday at 10:23:26 AM »
What about creating a sub-board in "2.0 Support" called "Upgrading to 2.0 from 1.1" which would have all the threads from people having problems with upgrading. The whole of the "1.1 Support" board could then be closed and archived
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SMF 2.0.x Support / Is our forum under attack?
« Last post by Odessite on Yesterday at 10:16:06 AM »
APOLOGIES SHOULD THIS REQUEST BE IN THE WRONG TOPIC
A small number of us are Admin and Mods for a version 2.0.1 SMF forum. The previous owner sold the forum and website. The new owner, after posting a single introductory entry on the forum some 5 months ago, has not logged on since then. We believe he is focusing on the website and has left the forum to us. Unfortunately, we are simply users and without any technical expertise at all.
A couple of months ago, a large number of spammers were able to join. We have cleaned up the forum and introduced a number of bans, some specific and some global, based on IPs and email addresses. All is now calm except for the following:

We are seeing thousands of user error messages:
Sorry Guest, you are banned from using this forum! This ban is not set to expire.
These stem from banned IP addresses, both specific and global that we managed to set-up. These are mainly from Huawei, other Chinese and Russian IPs.
For example:   159.138.128.203  Huawei Hong Kong Clouds and many others in the 159.138.128.NNN series.

It reached the point where we had to prune these yesterday as the log has in excess of 500,000 entries. Already, since the pruning, we have in excess of 70,000 new entries.

Should we simply ignore these or is there something we can do to avoid this?
Thank you.
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SMF 2.0.x Support / Re: Embed Iframe into forum
« Last post by Hajargbeh1 on Yesterday at 09:41:57 AM »
Please someone should help me through, i want to add iframe code to my smf  forum post ,but it doesnt work. pls help
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