IP Ranges tab
This tab lets you configure IP address ranges and specify whether they are trusted, suspect or blocked (they can also be unknown).
Each range shows:
- The number of users created by visitors in that range
- The number of anonymous contact forms submitted (contact emails sent) by visitors in that range
- The number of times a user action has been blocked because the visitor was in a blocked range
Note: You can see the IP range & status a user created his account from in the Registration info section of the User Admin tab.
Unknown IP ranges
b2evolution will automatically create unknown ranges if several users are created from within the same C class of IP addresses.
Every time a user account is created, we search if other users have already been created from the same C class (same first 24 bits of the IP address).
If that is the case, we either create an entry in this table with aipr_user_count = 2 or update it to a higher value.
Blocked IP ranges
Several actions will be blocked if performed by a user in a blocked IP range:
- user creates a post
- user posts a comment
- user activates account from email
- user validates email
- user registration
- user login
- user creates a thread
- user sends a message
- sending email (function
The blocking is done by function
Blocking results in an error with message "This request has been blocked." (and the block count will be increased in the table)
Suspect IP ranges
When a user creates an account from a suspect range, he can automatically be put into a special group, which may have restricted permissions.
See System > Antispam > Settings > Suspect Users
This option can also be checked for each collection at Analytics > [Collection] > IPs > IP Ranges
Created by • Last edit by on Jun 05, 2016
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