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tom
Re: Bogus website perporting to be a xoops site
  • 2008/4/29 10:52

  • tom

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Back on that whole MAC thing, I'm going to quote some text here, as to reasons why you apparently can't ban MACs.

Quote:
I saw your post on XOOPS about banning MAC addresses.

One of the things that is fun to study and very helpful in understanding networking is the OSI model.

This provides a very simple explanation of why a MAC address cannot be used to ban somebody on the internet

MAC addresses exist at Layer 2. Networks across the internet are connected at Layer 3 which is the network layer

You will only be able to see the mac address of the last hop router not the host itself and thus ban an entire network as opposed to an individual host


He's a smart chap, I'd like to thank my good friend Seth for this info.

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maxxy
Re: Bogus website perporting to be a xoops site
  • 2008/4/29 12:18

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Anonymous
Re: Bogus website perporting to be a xoops site
  • 2008/4/29 12:39

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That guy was banned via his IP address yesterday. Seems like he has a dynamic IP addy.

The same IP range is being used for all of these spams so the next course of action is being considered.

Please bear with us and let us know of any more you spot.

Many thanks

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tom
Re: Bogus website perporting to be a xoops site
  • 2008/4/29 16:56

  • tom

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JAVesey,

Why not just censor his domain name, then at least it wont be posted on XOOPS. Mamba knows how to set that up in no time.

Also what type of E-mail address is he using, could the domain ext be banned? or is it something like GMail?

Perhaps also trace his IP and report him to his ISP. (They may remove him as a customer)

Do a WHOIS on that domain name, and report it to his hosting providers and/or domain providers. (They may remove him as a customer)

They are responsible to offer assistance when it's spammers.

Perhaps this would make him stop.

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Anonymous
Re: Bogus website perporting to be a xoops site
  • 2008/4/29 21:32

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Hi Tom - thanks for the suggestions.

Quote:
tom wrote:

JAVesey,

Why not just censor his domain name, then at least it wont be posted on XOOPS. Mamba knows how to set that up in no time.

Also what type of E-mail address is he using, could the domain ext be banned? or is it something like GMail?


I personally don't have the access here at xoops.org to do this, but will refer it upwards.

Quote:
tom wrote:

Perhaps also trace his IP and report him to his ISP. (They may remove him as a customer)

Do a WHOIS on that domain name, and report it to his hosting providers and/or domain providers. (They may remove him as a customer)

They are responsible to offer assistance when it's spammers.


I provided this information to those with higher access permissions yesterday so I'm sure this will be on the list of options should the spammer return.

I use http://www.ip-adress.com/ for this.

Quote:
tom wrote:

Perhaps this would make him stop.


Might make him/her stop bothering us at least

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tom
Re: Bogus website perporting to be a xoops site
  • 2008/4/30 13:58

  • tom

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Hi JAVesey,

No problems.

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