Can I find a new members IP

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mikebr
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Can I find a new members IP

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I seem to be getting a lot of idiots signing up and using porno web addresses and/or daft e-mail addresses that don't exist. I have notification enable so if lucky I can get to administration and see the user online ip address so it can be banned but sometimes there are others online and I of course do not want to ban these legitimate users, so my question is if there is any way of know the ip address a particular 'new member' is using?

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Post by uminac »

There's a mod to log user IPs

You can also view your access_log from apache, if your web host allows you to see it.
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Knowing their IP addresses won't really help as they use a different one each time.

Have a look at the antispam thread in the phpBB discussion forum for some better fixes.
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Post by mikebr »

I have access to the server but I really need to see the IP related to a member, I have a couple of 'pain in the ***' idiots that signup manybe up to 7 times a day at times with different porno or pill site addresses so I need something that is quick to use, I will take a look at the mod.

It would have been great if the IP address for the user was stored and shown in the admin beside the username in phpbb, or the last IP they used.

Many thanks.
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There is a MOD to log the IP address on registration, but like I say, they only use them once.

Get the VIP code MOD. It's brilliant. I've gone from 15 spammers a day to none. Instantly.
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http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.ph ... sc&start=0
this is a link to mph mod. its great! :) hth!

also see http://www.bbprotection.net/about/howitworks.php as thats about banning ips on a global scale, very clever really.
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