TerraFrost wrote:diabolic.bg wrote: TerraFrost I have a question.
I already have installed IP unmasker. What do you think? Need I to install Block Open Proxy Registrants or not? Maybe it's a similar mod?
I have not installed it yet.
The two attempt to do the same thing, however, they each work in different ways.
That said, I don't intend to actively update the other one, anymore. As such, sticking with this one is probably your best bet
angeljhouse wrote: i want to download the above mod you said to try to install...
however, the mod's download link is down....
where can i download?
BikerBabo wrote: Hello,
There is a user on my forum who is having trouble logging in. Every time they try, they get "Error scanning for proxies."
According to the member, the issue began after their computer crashed (not sure yet why it crashed), and they now cannot log in at all, let alone register a new account.
Any ideas what may be going on? Is there anything that should be checked, either on their end or on the forum?
BikerBabo wrote: The user was able to log in via a surf proxy website, for what that's worth.
Has anyone else experienced this problem? Any help would be much appreciated, as I'm about to remove the MOD altogether if I can't get this resolved soon.
Can anyone recommend an effective alternative?
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## Q: tomcavboy3 asks "This mod will not work if you use them free proxy surf websites, ## such as http://proxy.guardster.com/ ?" ## ## A: No - this MOD can only detect open HTTP proxies. In fact, whether or not these ## "proxy surf" websites even qualify as proxies is up for debate. Do a Google search ## for "proxy list". The hits that Google returns aren't "proxy surf" websites - they're ## lists of open HTTP proxies. Do a Google search for "proxy". The hits that are returned ## are again for HTTP proxies - be they for the software used to operate one or lists of ## them. Basically, when most people refer to a proxy, they aren't refering to a "proxy ## surf" website - they're refering to HTTP proxies. So no - this MOD won't detect "open ## proxy" websites. ## ## Besides, just because someone labels something as an open proxy doesn't mean it actually ## is.
TerraFrost wrote: Users shouldn't be able to do anything that'd result in that error. What can cause that error message are server configuration stuff or the config settings of this MOD. It's because of that error that this MOD requires it be tested before being turned on.
TerraFrost wrote: Of course, if your server's configuration changes after this MOD has been installed, there's not much this MOD can do to stop that...
TerraFrost wrote: First, if you think proxy websites should be blocked, you'd be wrong.
TerraFrost wrote: Second, I have no idea why someone would get a "error scanning for proxies" message with their own IP but not that of a "proxy surf" website. In fact, I'm not even sure how it's possible.
TerraFrost wrote: It has a default timeout of 1 second, as well, meaning that if someone's computer doesn't respond to requests on a specific port or if someone's computer responds really slowly.
TerraFrost wrote: So if a server config problem isn't to blame, as your second post suggests, then the only other thing that is possible is that your persons home IP address is casting a magic missile spell while turning the sun into a type of pudding that makes your server do weird things. Or something. I haven't a clue. It's why I wrote the successor to this MOD, anyway.
According to what they say, one of them bypassed the problem by using a different computer that is not behind a router, and the other person (also behind a router) switched to a Netscape browser in order to log in. Not register, mind you (these are longstanding active users), but merely trying to log in.
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## Files To Edit: 4 ## includes/constants.php ## language/lang_english/lang_main.php ## language/lang_english/lang_admin.php ## includes/usercp_register.php
No, I understand that part, just trying to help describe the problem and behavior.
I have no idea either, but my server logs confirm it.
It has a default timeout of 1 second, as well, meaning that if someone's computer doesn't respond to requests on a specific port or if someone's computer responds really slowly.
What... it returns that error? Is it a timeout issue? What happens if the response is slow?
It has a default timeout of 1 second, as well, meaning that if someone's computer doesn't respond to requests on a specific port or if someone's computer responds really slowly, it'll stop trying after 1 second.
My understanding is that the MOD functions during the registration process... should it even be triggered during a login?