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  1. #1
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    Default My IP address is banned - I believe

    For a solid week, I have been having issues loading this website from any computer in my home. I am also unable to ping or tracert the site from the static IP assigned by my ISP [174.5.179.141]. I only able to reach this site by changing my external IP address (which is what I am doing right now just so I can make this post). I've contacted my ISP, and they assure me that from their end (escalated to Network Ops) neither my computers, gateway or ISP is shaping or blocking network traffic to this site's IP address [72.9.152.129]. The problem clearly exists on this site's end. Which I have to tend to agree... I can get to this site from my own computers, as long as my external IP address isn't "mine". Even from my mom's down the street... using the same ISP this site loads up perfectly.

    I guess I've been black flagged as a bot or spammer. I've used the "Contact Us" option but that didn't get me any response or assistance. My IP address is always static, I can't do anything to change that -- completely ISP controlled. If the site admin would be so kind to remove the ban on my IP address, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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    Where do you live? I just went through and blocked a bunch of countries like India and China, where it's unlikely that we'll ever get any real members, but we get a ton of spam from these places.

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    I live in Canada. Up until this problem popped up around last Monday (4/16), I have never used a VPN tunnel to access to this site.

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    Interesting,I have to google it.I surely do not know what ip's are,comp illiterate.Club will not come up using tool bar now.
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    To be clear about the problem I am having, I'll try to explain it again. I am not able to reach this website, and only this website, from my IP address in Canada. The problem began approximately one week ago. The only way I am able to reach this site is by masking my IP through various means.

    Steve, its specifically my IP address that is being blocked and I'm 100% sure about it. Maybe I exceeded a limit with logins/logouts within an hour? The security policies I have set on the PCs flushes the cache every time I close the browser. As a force of habit, I never leave a browser up unless its 100% required. I was in and out of the office frequently earlier last week, and checked the site a few times... then this problem started occurring.

    The way I'm getting here now isn't something I want to keep doing. I pay for a VPN Tunnel service so I can watch Hulu, BBC America, BBC iPlayer, and various other region-specific medias available online. The only way I can get to this site is if I use the VPN. I can basically get to this site from anywhere in the world, as long as I hide my real IP address.

    Check these tracert logs out as evidence to my case:

    This is a tracert log from my Shaw IP address. My IP address is quasi-static and will almost always be 174.5.179.141. It originates in Canada.

    C:\Users\Steve_SDC>tracert gmtruckclub.com
    Tracing route to gmtruckclub.com [72.9.152.129]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
    1 5 ms 9 ms 9 ms 192.168.0.1
    2 123 ms 107 ms 110 ms 174.5.176.1
    3 175 ms 70 ms 75 ms rc2sc-tge0-0-2-0-5.wp.shawcable.net [24.244.8.18]
    4 119 ms 139 ms 143 ms rc2sc-ge0-7-2-4.wp.shawcable.net [66.163.77.173]
    5 142 ms 123 ms 114 ms rc2nr-ge15-0-0.wp.shawcable.net [66.163.73.185]
    6 117 ms 122 ms 147 ms rc2ec-tge0-8-2-0.il.shawcable.net [66.163.77.133]
    7 154 ms 166 ms 178 ms equinix-chi.suddenlink.net [206.223.119.72]
    8 118 ms 123 ms 138 ms chiccrsc02-10gex0-0-0-5.tex.sta.suddenlink.net [66.76.232.9]
    9 140 ms 140 ms 145 ms 66-76-232-18.tyrd.suddenlink.net [66.76.232.18]
    10 132 ms 137 ms 148 ms 173-219-254-169-link.tex.sta.suddenlink.net [173.219.254.169]
    11 219 ms 219 ms 255 ms 173-219-246-93-link.sta.suddenlink.net [173.219.246.93]
    12 174 ms 179 ms 193 ms jbdr1.0.dal.colo4.com [206.123.64.41]
    13 195 ms 183 ms 199 ms 72.249.128.110
    14 * * * Request timed out.
    15 * * * Request timed out.
    16 * * * Request timed out.
    17 * * * Request timed out.
    18 * * * Request timed out.
    19 * * * Request timed out.
    20 * * * Request timed out.



    This is a tracert while I am using a VPN tunnel, the IP address originates from within the United States.

    C:\Users\Steve_SDC>tracert gmtruckclub.com
    Tracing route to gmtruckclub.com [72.9.152.129]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
    1 135 ms 177 ms 222 ms 76.73.114.1
    2 269 ms 259 ms 285 ms 76.73.5.1
    3 257 ms 273 ms 240 ms 10.10.95.2
    4 263 ms 245 ms 231 ms ae0.den11.ip4.tinet.net [77.67.71.5]
    5 269 ms 240 ms 278 ms xe-1-1-0.chi12.ip4.tinet.net [89.149.185.97]
    6 304 ms 310 ms 269 ms cequel-gw.ip4.tinet.net [216.221.157.182]
    7 303 ms 251 ms 331 ms 66-76-232-14.tyrd.suddenlink.net [66.76.232.14]
    8 305 ms 310 ms 300 ms dllsosr01-10gex1-1.tex.sta.suddenlink.net [66.76.30.30]
    9 273 ms 294 ms 270 ms 173-219-246-93-link.sta.suddenlink.net [173.219.246.93]
    10 321 ms 288 ms 284 ms jbdr1.0.dal.colo4.com [206.123.64.41]
    11 311 ms 288 ms 315 ms 72.249.128.110
    12 320 ms 315 ms 288 ms host.gmtruckclub.com [72.9.152.129]
    Trace complete.

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    Four days, and no support on this issue? The problem isn't on my end. Or maybe its just a subtle hint that I'm not wanted here.. which is fine.. I'm a grown man.. and there's tons of other GM forums out there.

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    I highly doubt you posted anything to cause the administration to ban you from one IP address. Most of the time, the admins will ban a username rather than the IP address. Obviously it's an issue and I am sure that Steve is working on it.
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    strino, fyi for ya, steve is the only admin guy for the site that can do the kind of things your asking about. he does this on the side along with working full time. give him a break, sometimes he takes a bit, but id bet hes working on it.

    be patient. and give him a little more time.

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    Best of Luck, Seems you have gone to alot of trouble to "trouble shoot" the root causes and are just waiting for some assistance from the club site. As previously mentioned Steve is the Owner and administrator and it is more of a hobby than a full time occupation. Be patient. Working a full time job and family keep him pretty busy.
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    Seriously, I was using sarcasm about the whole "get lost" thing. I'm sorry it didn't really come out that way. I realize if I was "banned" as a user that I wouldn't even be able to log in. This is specifically and IP address issue, because it is only my specific IP address (the one that traces back to my cable modem) that is unable to reach this site. I gave this information in my very first post -- and I got asked "Where do you live?" Come on dude.. in the internet world.. I already told you where I live. The fact that I'm actually logged in as myself... you being the admin and all.. you would know if you banned me for something... ;) (really.. I'm not pissed.. I'm trying to make fun of the topic a bit...) I just grow weary of the hopping the through the VPN to get here, its a bit of a chore really.

    I was a Network/Systems tech by trade.. and I've even done some light bbs/forum admin stuff myself a while back, so this is how I've come up to my conclusion of the "IP ban". I've tripped some kind of limit from my specific IP address. I've never used vBulletin myself, but I have some usage in phpBoards. It seems like a setting in vBulletin.. that "thinks" I'm a spam-bot because of what happened that first day. I was active in my posting.. and it happened in a relatively short period of time with different browser sessions. As it happens... I my browser set to clear the cache when closed.. which means every time I visit I must login. I haven't been able to log-in with my own IP address since that active afternoon. It isn't my username that is banned.. which tells me it isn't something "intelligent" that banned me... its the work of an automated script/limit some kind.

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