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How to trace the IP address of guests?

Post by chengdu » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:53 am

Hi all, I am very irritated by some Russian porn websites which spam my forum with porn photos and advertisements.

Most of the time I am able to ban their IP address but sometimes they posted those rubbish as guests.

I could not figure out a way to trace the IP address and hence I could not ban the IP.

Can anyone help? Thank you very much.
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Re: How to trace the IP address of guests?

Post by stevemaury » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:30 pm

First, don't allow guest posting. Second, banning their IP is a waste of time. They are using proxies.

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Re: How to trace the IP address of guests?

Post by chengdu » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:00 pm

stevemaury wrote:First, don't allow guest posting. Second, banning their IP is a waste of time. They are using proxies.
I am sure there is a way to trace their IPs right? Well, I have banned over 200 IPs already. It seems that it works fine! And ban email addresses from the same domain at one go as well.

Some forums in China can display the IP address of guests.
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Re: How to trace the IP address of guests?

Post by stevemaury » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:05 pm

You can trace their IP. You can ban it. But it won't stop them because next time they will have a different IP.

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Re: How to trace the IP address of guests?

Post by cotp » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:14 am

A good way to fight spam is to add your own personal question before alowing to post, look inside this forum for a MOD that does that, forgot the name look for antispam question...

Now back to the main question: is it possible to find guest's IP, interested because I also have human spamming on my forum...


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Re: How to trace the IP address of guests?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:50 am

you can find a guest's IP if they post just like you can a member if they post.

however, you SHOULD NOT be allowing guests to post in the first place. that is just asking for spammers to come swamp you with junk posts.


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Re: How to trace the IP address of guests?

Post by cotp » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:03 pm

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:you can find a guest's IP if they post just like you can a member if they post
How ?
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:however, you SHOULD NOT be allowing guests to post in the first place. that is just asking for spammers to come swamp you with junk posts.

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We also get some intersting posts of guests who don't want to become members but just want to either announce a festival or react on a specific topic. But I understand your point, I think it also depends on the topic of your forum...

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Re: How to trace the IP address of guests?

Post by pentapenguin » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:57 pm

cotp wrote:Now back to the main question: is it possible to find guest's IP, interested because I also have human spamming on my forum...
Just click the "?" icon next to the post to see the IP address. You have to have moderator permissions in that forum though.
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