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No matter what i try to download on phpbb.com i get 403 Forbidden

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When trying to download phpBB or even the guide documentation i get the same error:

"403 Forbidden
Request forbidden by administrative rules. "


What is the problem? Is it because iam using VPN? I need my vpn, and a lot of people do, so what else could it be?

Thnx for your reply!
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Re: No matter what i try to download on phpbb.com i get 403 Forbidden

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Yes, it's your vps. Just disable it for phpbb.
With some vps programs, you can disable the vpn connection for added domains.
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I’ve just tried downloading with a VPN active without issue.
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Unfortunately, due to the large amount of abuse we got from some VPN providers, we were required to block these providers. We are currently working on a alternative solution for this, but that might take a bit of time.
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Can you tell if the abusive VPNs you mention are free or paid for?
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Re: No matter what i try to download on phpbb.com i get 403 Forbidden

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Mick wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 9:13 am Can you tell if the abusive VPNs you mention are free or paid for?
The ones i am using are paid for. But seem they just dont accept the hole M247 isp
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Mick wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:31 am I’ve just tried downloading with a VPN active without issue.
Tried 2 free VPNs. no problem downloading.
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I have a paid for one that I’ve used for a long time, I use it on iPhone, iPad, MacBook, PC and Firestick without issue. I’ve always been a believer in you get what you pay for. I never bothered with ones for free after my experience with free adblockers.
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We have just made some changes to our infrastructure, and it should now be possible to download via VPN again.

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