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How to bann russia and Germany from PHpbb3

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by neeshu, Apr 18, 2009.

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    I am using phpbb3 and I am constantly being bugged by users from RUssia germany and china how do I block users from these countries so they are unable to register
    my forum is centered around indian users only :mad:
    SEMrush
     
    neeshu, Apr 18, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Mobile-Monster

    Mobile-Monster Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I have attached a htaccess file to this post. You need to upload the .htaccess file to the root of your forum. If you are already using a .htaccess file on your forum, then merge the contents.

    This should block most users from the countries you have specified. Please be aware blocking a specific country fully will be very difficult. Getting a very updated list of Ip range for any specific country is not easy. Time and again new Ip ranges are added by ISP providers.

    Also if you can provide us, what problem are you facing from the users of these countries. Is it the bot registration and spam, it is the real humans spamming or something else.

    Let me know.

    Best Regards,
    MM
     

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  3. neeshu

    neeshu Well-Known Member

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    thanks mm these people from russia china and germany are trying to spam my board with Viagra ads :mad: damn I hate spammers
     
    neeshu, Apr 18, 2009 IP
  4. remember123

    remember123 Peon

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    hi..my suggestion..
    there may some loyal users from those countries also..
    so first ban their ip address ..if they still repeat block a range of ip's ..banning a whole country is not a Good Idea...
     
    remember123, Apr 18, 2009 IP
  5. RadioBounce

    RadioBounce Banned

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    Lol, jsut from people from that country?
     
    RadioBounce, Apr 19, 2009 IP
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    RadioBounce Banned

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    People always spam my bloog with Viagra ads, you just have to get used to it.
     
    RadioBounce, Apr 19, 2009 IP
  7. neeshu

    neeshu Well-Known Member

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    @ ad7863 :p I don't like viagara
    @ remember123==> my site is related to exams in india there is nothing a russian or chinese can get from that forum sorry to disappoint them in any case :p
     
    neeshu, Apr 19, 2009 IP
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    newzone Well-Known Member

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    Check the IP owners for the german IPs, i had a free host and i was also spammed by people from Russia and Ukraine, for me the german Ips were usually servers rented in Germany not real users. See what datacencer they are using and send them a complaint with proof.
     
    newzone, Apr 19, 2009 IP
  9. Mobile-Monster

    Mobile-Monster Well-Known Member

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    What you can do is, make new members first post or so under moderation. This will certainly help you to get rid of the problem you are facing.'

    Go to Admin > Genenal > Board configuration > Posting
    [​IMG]

    Secondly you can also use word censoring feature available in phpBB admin.

    Hope that helps.
     
    Mobile-Monster, Apr 19, 2009 IP
  10. Vekseid

    Vekseid Peon

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    Sometimes spammers sign up just to stick a link in their profile. You can use one of the Stopforumspam integrations to fix that - the one that -only- affects registrations is the best, in my opinion, as it has the smallest overhead.
     
    Vekseid, Apr 21, 2009 IP
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    caj Active Member

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    It's such a long list.
     
    caj, Apr 29, 2009 IP
  12. bhanuprasad1981

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    i am not much familiar with phpbb :D but i mostly 99% sure they are bots not real humans i rectified this issue by installing human verification system "recaptcha" i hope phpbb allows such option :)
     
    bhanuprasad1981, Apr 30, 2009 IP
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    maybe you can bann ip in your firewall, so the countries' IP you banned will not allow to enter:eek:
     
    chris888, Apr 30, 2009 IP
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  15. elenana

    elenana Guest

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    I normally check the ip from ip2location.com , if you have a lot of IPs, maybe u can try to sign up the demo account, free 200 queries per day
     
    elenana, Jul 24, 2009 IP