httpd-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Tim Burden" <...@burden.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Blocking Visitors
Date Wed, 09 Jun 2004 17:28:28 GMT
I assume you have some kind of automated (free) registration system, and
that's why you can't just ban by username. If you are banning people from
your forums or whatever by IP address, they'll get back in the next time
their IP address changes, which is the next time they dial up, or more
rarely (but still regularly) if they are on DSL. So even non-geeks will get
in, without having to do anything special.

A computer can also have more than one IP address at one time, too. And, a
single IP address can have more than one computer behind it (think masq
router or proxy). So really there is not much you can tell about the
identity of a user by his IP address.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Blomstrom" <david_blomstrom@yahoo.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Blocking Visitors


> Thanks for all the tips and resources. I'm going to
> check them out today.
>
> One more question. To put it in perspective, let's put
> the situation in reverse. Suppose I'm the one who's
> being blocked from a website or forum by an .htaccess
> file.
>
> Aside from purchasing a second computer with a
> different IP, is there a way for me to beat the system
> and register with a new username and password?
>
> I imagine modifying the .htaccess file would
> effectively screen 95% of the people I want to screen.
> I just wondered if it's foolproof - or geekproof.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
>
>
> __________________________________
> Do you Yahoo!?
> Friends.  Fun.  Try the all-new Yahoo! Messenger.
> http://messenger.yahoo.com/
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> The official User-To-User support forum of the Apache HTTP Server Project.
> See <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/userslist.html> for more info.
> To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscribe@httpd.apache.org
>    "   from the digest: users-digest-unsubscribe@httpd.apache.org
> For additional commands, e-mail: users-help@httpd.apache.org
>


---------------------------------------------------------------------
The official User-To-User support forum of the Apache HTTP Server Project.
See <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/userslist.html> for more info.
To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscribe@httpd.apache.org
   "   from the digest: users-digest-unsubscribe@httpd.apache.org
For additional commands, e-mail: users-help@httpd.apache.org


Mime
View raw message