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XF 1.3 My forum has blocked me and others

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Jeffin, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    Hi, my forum has blocked my ip and probably many others from accessing it. I think it is the FoolBotHoneyPot addon from @tenants. I don't know how it happened. A few members have also reported this to me via facebook and email. Below is the message I am being shown.

    401 Unauthorized
    Your IP has been used by Spam Bots to attempt to register on this forum multiple times

    I cannot enter the admin area even via a proxy ip. What should I do? Need help please.
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Do you use something similar to CloudFlare?
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  3. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    No I don't.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    OK. It's just that with technologies like CloudFlare your visitors could appear to be sharing IP addresses because the REMOTE_ADDR value would contain the CF IP rather than the real one your visitors are using.

    Hence if you had blocked that IP address then it could affect a number of your users.

    But if it's not that... Have you tried to contact tenants directly?
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  5. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    I'll private message tenants then. I have tagged him here to bring this to his notice. Thank you for your reply.
  6. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Are you by chance using his DeDos add-on? If so, just disable your add-ons via the config.php and then go into your ACP and disable that add-on.
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  7. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much.
    @MattW managed to solve the issue for me. :)
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  8. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    What was the issue?
    I've just got the same issue from a valid user, on the other side of the world from my normal target audience, when trying to view uploaded images
    I too have FoolBotHoneyPot add-on, but that's functionality for registration only and shouldn't be impacting image viewing when normal thread viewing.
    @MattW, perhaps you remember the issue?
    I think it could otherwise be from StopForumSpam, via /admin.php?options/list/usersAndRegistration#_stopForumSpam, but I thought that was only for registration too.

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