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Author Topic: chat blocked  (Read 9095 times)

allen

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chat blocked
« on: February 16, 2008, 07:51:55 AM »

So, lately when I try to join the chat, I get this:
You are banned from this server- Temporary K-line 1440 min. - Blacklisted IP found. Visit the website openrbl.org/dnsbl?i=72.87.52.2 for info. (2008/2/16 08.38)

I know my isp is a small company run by monkeys, and very likely has been abused by people more competent than them (There are so many haaxors here in northern maine...) but why must I suffer? There any way to convince openrbl I'm not a spammer?

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Re: chat blocked
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 08:22:44 AM »
I know my isp is a small company run by monkeys, and very likely has been abused by people more competent than them (There are so many haaxors here in northern maine...) but why must I suffer? There any way to convince openrbl I'm not a spammer?
Hm, that sounds pretty nasty :/

Tried using a different server?
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Re: chat blocked
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 08:53:26 AM »
so far I had little to no problems with irc.efnet.pl

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Re: chat blocked
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008, 08:06:41 AM »
Same problem . . .
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Re: chat blocked
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2008, 09:57:44 AM »
Can we move off efnet? :)
I can connect to gamesurge.net!

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Re: chat blocked
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008, 12:34:05 PM »
or we find allen a proxy/bnc...

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Re: chat blocked
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 07:02:36 PM »
allen: this is something you have to go through your ISP. only if they agree to repent & go back to their normal spam-proof ways, will the IRC server maintainers budge. this happened to me before and i feel for you.

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Re: chat blocked
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008, 08:43:09 PM »
Then I am screwed. Because my ISP consists of a half dozen people, none of whom seem to have anything resembling a clue. (They've been to my house making my connection worse no fewer than 8 times in the 8 months we've been robbed by... I mean in the time we've been paying them.) The only other option where we're at was satellite--in the end, we should have ate the fiscal difference and gone satellite.

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Re: chat blocked
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008, 09:51:43 PM »
we should have ate the fiscal difference and gone satellite

It's what I use.  If it's of any comfort to you, I find it disappointing. 
The cost is high, and performance is not nearly as fast as one would like.
(My only alternative is dial-up.)

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Re: chat blocked
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2008, 04:27:11 AM »
Move to Germany already! :) We got cheap broadband here: I heard someone mention 30mbit/s for as low as €29.99, that includes a free landline plan too. I cannot say if that provider is reliable though...

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Re: chat blocked
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2008, 07:54:49 AM »
we should have ate the fiscal difference and gone satellite

It's what I use.  If it's of any comfort to you, I find it disappointing. 
The cost is high, and performance is not nearly as fast as one would like.
(My only alternative is dial-up.)

Indeed -- unfortunately, my isp is generally very slow; but subject to frequent downtime.  Any change in weather, or if I run the washer/dryer/microwave or if if I look at it wrong.  And dial-up isn't really an alternative, as our phone lines are so lousy out here I'd probably end up with 14.4 on a good day.

Then of course there's the pure ineptness of my ISP, hence my being unable to get my connection fixed properly. . . and inability to get on efnet.