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Started by 20abc22, March 21, 2023, 09:21:52 AM
Quote from: Kindred on March 21, 2023, 01:49:36 PMif you don't want guests to view the forum, then either a) set all of your board permissions to remove the rights of Guests to view the board or b) turn off guest viewing entirely.
Quote from: Arantor on March 21, 2023, 02:11:47 PMYou can add bans on just IP addresses but as noted it's a lot less efficient.
Quote from: Arantor on March 21, 2023, 05:18:47 PMhttps://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.0:Ban_list - create a new ban, triggered off IP address only. It's exactly the same in 2.1.
Quote from: a10 on March 21, 2023, 05:39:39 PM^^^ https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=ban+ip&fulltext=SearchNow, why exactly do you need to ban that\those ip(s) (what is their source, angry ex-member(s)? bot witth 100000's visits? login hack attempts? etc). Telling exactly what the problem is will help in choosing which means to use, which not to use, what may be effective.
Quote from: 20abc22 on March 21, 2023, 05:47:48 PMIt is related to online bullying.
Quote from: a10 on March 21, 2023, 06:17:17 PMQuote from: 20abc22 on March 21, 2023, 05:47:48 PMIt is related to online bullying.Asking again, what exactly is the problem, f.ex. banned\deleted members trying to re-register ? To bully, one will need to make posts, no? You write it's about -guest- ip in 1st post, guests allowed to post??Anyway, blocking one ip or one range will not deter someone determined to access the forum, they can use another device on other network, tor browser, free wifi, vpn's offers 'endless' ip's etc
Quote from: Arantor on March 22, 2023, 04:27:30 AMOr you can use htaccess
Quote from: Arantor on March 22, 2023, 04:27:30 AMYes, yes you can. You just set the ban up to only work off an IP address.
Quote from: Steve on March 22, 2023, 08:16:10 AM@20abc22 - This has been recommended 4 times now in this topic:Quote from: Arantor on March 22, 2023, 04:27:30 AMOr you can use htaccessIs there a specific reason you're against using .htaccess?
Quote from: a10 on March 22, 2023, 08:27:46 PMhttps://www.google.com/search?q=ip+ban+htaccessWorks great. & no danger, simply edit (or delete) it if something goes overboard :O)htaccess saves resources, as explained. SMF: Ban List > tick Ban on IP > enter an IP > enter a Ban name > save (add).Expiration 'never' & 'full ban'. Check the ban log periodically, with no hits after a period > 'Expired / disabled' or delete the ban.Banning in smf has one small advantage, one can monitor (hits, ban log) connection attempts.But... anyone can easily use a new ip and be back 1 minute after seeing some ban or a 403 forbidden (htaccess).The effective way to stop anyone form copying content is to delete the whole website\forum, or put a "deny from all" in htaccess :O)
Quote from: 20abc22 on March 23, 2023, 08:32:58 PMI am sorry - where are 'Bans' or 'Ban list' in SMF 2.1.3? I only can see the 'Moderation Journal" or whatever it is called.Thanks!
Quote from: Shades. on March 23, 2023, 08:55:26 PMQuote from: 20abc22 on March 23, 2023, 08:32:58 PMI am sorry - where are 'Bans' or 'Ban list' in SMF 2.1.3? I only can see the 'Moderation Journal" or whatever it is called.Thanks!Administration Center>Members>Ban List
Quote from: Kindred on March 23, 2023, 11:17:14 PMPutting a bunch in smf does not prevent the target from hitting the site. It does, however, prevent the site from displaying content.Seriously, we told you to use htaccess