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Author Topic: Time for a rant - blacklist  (Read 2423 times)

Mark0

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Time for a rant - blacklist
« on: November 03, 2005, 05:13:47 PM »
Horror stories float around all the time about this or that guy that found his IP on the black list of one of the many company that mantains this kind of service. But how stupid can be to ban entire IP blocks "by automated default" with some automathic triggers, when you risk to lock out dozens of people? Often getting an IP out of a black list need days if not weeks!!

I have just tried to fire up the IRC client to have some talk on the #donationcoder channel, and the server on the other side notify me that my IP is blacklisted an so i'm d-lined. What stupid can this be? I'm on a DSL with dynamic IP (like some thousands other people around here), so this kind of thing can block me now, another guy an hour from now, etc. etc.

Bleah!

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Re: Time for a rant - blacklist
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2005, 09:37:21 PM »
yeah this happens on irc, but there are tons of different servers on efnet, just have to keep trying till one lets you in.
some more efnet servers:

 irc.arcti.com port 6667
 irc.homelien.no port 6666
 irc.limelight.us port 6667
 irc.choopa.net port 6667
 irc.Prison.NET port 6667
 efnet.xs4all.nl port 6667
 irc.daxnet.no port 6667
 irc.servercentral.net port 6667
 irc.inet.tele.dk port 6667

don't give up mark0 - we miss you in the channel!

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Re: Time for a rant - blacklist
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2005, 10:35:32 PM »
Horror stories float around all the time about this or that guy that found his IP on the black list of one of the many company that mantains this kind of service. But how stupid can be to ban entire IP blocks "by automated default" with some automathic triggers, when you risk to lock out dozens of people? Often getting an IP out of a black list need days if not weeks!!
EfNet seems to attract lots of bad people too, so they need some kind of protection. Happened to me once too, never happened to me on another major IRC network - I guess they use another kind of protection.

It's not so bad to don't use IRC at all. :)

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Re: Time for a rant - blacklist
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2005, 06:42:50 AM »
don't give up mark0 - we miss you in the channel!

:D :D

Thanks for the server list. Will try them.
I have never been so much on IRC, so I'm really very little experienced in this fild, so I appreciated the explanations!
Thanks to brotherS also!

Bye!