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    Angry Blocking someone from a vbulletin board

    I have a vbulletin board that I run for a gaming community. I have one user who has caused nothing but trouble, however everytime I try to ban him using his IP he just reregisters after changeing it.

    Is there any other way to block a PC besides IP?

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    The short answer is you can't block someone who really wants to get on. Your choices are either

    a) manually verify each user

    b) block a varients of his username

    c) block his IP

    d) a mixture of all of them
    Russ Foster - Industry Curmudgeon

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    I posted wrong, what I was meaning to ask was how do I block him totally from the site (board) I dont even want him to be able to access anything on the server. I keep banning his IPs but he just changes them. I want to totally cut his access off. Can you block someone by their MAC address? Is a MAC address even visible to a server to block...?

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    Hello,

    From the above link you can install the Vspam scan this will help you to block IP for the forums

    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/archi...p/t-92766.html

    Thank you.

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    If running any version of Linux, you can use the following iptables command to block by MAC address:

    iptables -A INPUT --mac-source 00:00:00:00:00:00 -j DROP

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    are his IPs of the same ISP and IP range? if so just block his range.. if hes using proxies theres nothing you can do..

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    Hello,

    First check if the server is under SYN attack. If it is DDOS attack then it is always better to contact the datacenter and clear the attack ny fixing a hardware firewall for your server.

    Thank you.

    Regards,

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