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Entire country banned for access?

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:10 am
by Ricoseu
Hello!

Since a few days ago, I cannot access this site from any of my connections (Work and Home), I get

Access Denied!
Your access to this page was denied because your IP address belongs to a network listed on a blacklist used by this website.


ID: 1565359030-081309-8768115337
Script Version: CIDRAM v1.13.1
Date/Time: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:57:10 +0000
IP Address:
Query: f=6
Signatures Count: 1
Signatures Reference:
Why Blocked: Generic ("RCS & RDS SA", L9470:F3, [RO])!
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_6) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/75.0.3770.142 Safari/537.36
Reconstructed URI: https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewforum.php?f=6
RDS is the biggest IPS in the country and it seems that all of their IP's a banned from accessing this site :(

Now I'm using an US VPN in order to access the board...

Re: Entire country banned for access?

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:05 am
by wxxyz
Hi, sorry for the hassle! We implemented new anti-spam rules, and looks like you got caught in the middle of it - too bad so much spam comes from your country (Romania)!

I have sent you an email as well so it is easier for you to communicate without using a VPN.

Mike

Re: Entire country banned for access?

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:42 pm
by LeftieBiker
I haven't seen spam from Romania, although I can't say we don't get it. Pakistan used to be our number one spam source. Now that most or all Pakistani IPs are banned, it's India.

Re: Entire country banned for access?

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:45 pm
by Ricoseu
I'm also the owner of the biggest Romanian board and my main spam issue is China and India, but now I have a lot of filtering, but the internet is full of proxy and VPN.

Thank you for lifting the ban.

Re: Entire country banned for access?

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:00 pm
by LeftieBiker
Not my department, but I agree that we shouldn't ban whole countries unless we get nothing but spam from them. Ideally the country of origin should have nothing to do with it, only the content...

Re: Entire country banned for access?

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:46 pm
by cwerdna
TCF is blocked for many countries but not all outside the US, Canada and the UK. I posted about some of my blockages at https://www.tivocommunity.com/community ... t-11690046.

Re: Entire country banned for access?

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:32 pm
by LeftieBiker
Pakistan is back in play here.