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
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 a request (HTTP request) comes from a blocked IP range.
Suspect IP ranges
When a user creates an account from a suspect range, the user account 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.