Banned IP?

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I cannot connect to applefritter.com from my house. Is it possible that my IP number is banned? If so, why? and how can I get the ban removed? It is quite annoying.

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I haven't been able to for mo

I haven't been able to for months. For this site, and one other that I know of, I've got to use an anonymous proxy. Or post from work.Wink

Haven't figured out where the problem is. I've used a different router, five different computers - both Mac and PC - with no luck.

I thought there might be a ban on certain Sympatico domains (my ISP) but my nephew in the same town and ISP can access AF.

Oddly, I discovered yesterday that my new Newton can access Applefritter through the same home connection.

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Perhaps if we knew what your IP address was, that could aid in looking for it.

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Well ok, here it is

The IP nr from which i cannot connect to the 'fritter is 84.238.28.60. Obviously (hopefully Wink ) I am posting this from another IP (the home away from home or school as they like to call it).

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Ok

Ok, running through the Drupal docs, it doesn't look possible to ban by IP. Possibly something on the server itself?

On the offchance that I misread, I queried every table with a 'hostname' (IP address) entry that I wasn't 100% sure of, and it gave me no results. Doesn't look like it's Drupals fault.

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Not Drupal

I'd assumed any IP range blocking would be higher up the line, say - at Digital Forest.

ISPs will sometimes block a range of IPs, or a domain - in my case Sympatico - if they've received spam from that range. It's a lot quicker than hunting down a specific individual or IP...let the offender's ISP sort it out if they want any of their customers to have access.

In my case, I figured it's a range of IPs that's blocked - somewhere - because my IP is dynamic, though it appears to be in a set range 69.xx.xx.xx to 70.xx.xx.xx. The anon. proxy I use is 170.xx.xx.xx.

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ISP?

Yeah, it's the only logical solution. What ISP's do both of you use?

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Bell Sympatico

...is my ISP. According to 'Shields up!' my IP is associated with this 'reverse IP':
ottawa-hse-ppp4085923.sympatico.ca

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ISP and other info

My ISP is a small local one called Bolignet Århus (http://www.bolignet-aarhus.dk/). I believe that they have recently changed our IP addresses, and i think that was when my problems started.

Here are the last couple of lines from a tracroute to applefritter.com and macslash.com (also hosted by digital.forest)

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traceroute to applefritter.com (216.168.61.85), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 84.238.28.1 (84.238.28.1) 41.84 ms 18.748 ms 11.295 ms
2 * * *
3 10.2.2.72 (10.2.2.72) 289.004 ms 17.648 ms 23.59 ms
4 194.19.203.5 (194.19.203.5) 27.108 ms 23.668 ms 24.211 ms
5 194.19.221.9 (194.19.221.9) 26.62 ms 21.368 ms 35.103 ms

< snip >

18 vl-31.a13.sttlwa01.us.ce.verio.net (209.168.94.254) 190.504 ms 178.944 ms 171.086 ms
19 fireweed.forest.net (216.168.46.3) 190.373 ms 171.331 ms 183.484 ms
20 * * *
21 * * *
22 * * *
23 * * *

Quote:

traceroute to macslash.com (216.168.61.58), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 84.238.28.1 (84.238.28.1) 1.479 ms 0.652 ms 0.474 ms
2 * * *
3 10.2.2.72 (10.2.2.72) 20.526 ms 19.5 ms 23.679 ms
4 194.19.203.5 (194.19.203.5) 20.787 ms 18.783 ms 237.169 ms
5 194.19.221.9 (194.19.221.9) 24.954 ms 40.201 ms 21.047 ms
6 kbn-b2-geth15-0.telia.net (213.248.66.73) 33.396 ms 19.332 ms 25.333 ms

< snip >

17 ge-1-2.a13.sttlwa01.us.ra.verio.net (129.250.31.153) 176.996 ms 169.979 ms 163.685 ms
18 vl-31.a13.sttlwa01.us.ce.verio.net (209.168.94.254) 289.481 ms 168.346 ms 196.468 ms
19 fireweed.forest.net (216.168.46.3) 172.539 ms 180.254 ms 165.155 ms
20 216.168.61.58 (216.168.61.58) 163.37 ms 180.054 ms 198.293 ms

Hope this helps.

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Yep

Looks like it's probably the digital forest firewall. Something that Tom Owad would have to talk to them about. I'll email him, though I'm sure he's seen this thread.

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