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Post by ShowStopper on November 8th 2012, 1:07 am

For some reason when members try to use Tor to access my forum, at logging in an info page shows up and says "You are not allowed to log on this forum.". I am not sure why it is doing that, I would like people to be able to use a forum without having to show their exact IP address or other browser information.


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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by Sanket on November 9th 2012, 7:36 am

What is TOR? Please provide your forum URL as well.

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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by ShowStopper on November 9th 2012, 7:50 am

Tor is an onion proxy network, it is explained in detail at their website: https://www.torproject.org/

My forum's link is http://heroesnetwork.forumotion.net however it is member's only.

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Post by Sanket on November 9th 2012, 7:52 am

Please even post a screenshot of the error, so that I can get inputs from Leeloo.

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Post by ShowStopper on November 10th 2012, 5:19 am

Alright.

Here's a screenshot:

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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by Jophy on November 10th 2012, 1:05 pm

I will report this to our pro administrator, please wait 'til Monday. Thanks Smile

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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by Leviosa on November 12th 2012, 10:58 am

Hello,

What happens when they try to access other forums of our service ?
The Support Forum for example.


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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by Kaizer Lee on November 12th 2012, 12:57 pm

Is your forum on holiday? Also, if you're an admin, it'd be only natural for you to see their IP's and you can just set the IP stuff in options to moderators and above or admin alone Smile

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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by ShowStopper on November 12th 2012, 6:50 pm

Leeloo wrote:Hello,

What happens when they try to access other forums of our service ?
The Support Forum for example.
I'll check. EDIT- I get the same exact error.

Frances Kaizer wrote:Is your forum on holiday? Also, if you're an admin, it'd be only natural for you to see their IP's and you can just set the IP stuff in options to moderators and above or admin alone Smile
My forum is set to members only for security and privacy reasons. And right now only admins can see IPs, but I would like the members to know that they don't have to have them seen by anyone.

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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by Kaizer Lee on November 13th 2012, 12:20 pm

Wouldn't the IP not be viewed by admins impossible? Plus, it'll help you for more security and safety reasons so I don't know why you'd like to remove it since it'll help more than it can damage :/

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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by RadioHead on November 13th 2012, 2:12 pm

If it's a proxy (hides/maskes your IP address or gives you a temporary IP Address) then it must accept cookies, and sometimes it wont work at all if its known to the forumotion techs.
They have a script in place that blocks some proxies from logging in.

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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by ShowStopper on November 14th 2012, 1:49 am

Rideem3 wrote:Does TOR accept cookies? It must accept cookies in order to log in.
It can accept cookies.

Frances Kaizer wrote:Wouldn't the IP not be viewed by admins impossible? Plus, it'll help you for more security and safety reasons so I don't know why you'd like to remove it since it'll help more than it can damage :/
The Admins know each member personally and get to know people before they join, so spam and trolling messages being posted are not an issue at all. The thing is I want members to be able to log in without anyone being able to see their IP, not even me.

@RadioHead wrote:If it's a proxy (hides/maskes your IP address or gives you a temporary IP Address) then it must accept cookies, and sometimes it wont work at all if its known to the forumotion techs.
They have a script in place that blocks some proxies from logging in.
I've searched the forum and didn't see any info on any proxy blocking scripts. Besides, a lot of people have to use a proxy to get online anyways, like AOL users. I've also used proxies to get on Forumotion boards before, and didn't have any problem logging in.

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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by SLGray on November 14th 2012, 2:18 am

Can they log onto the support forum or any other Forumotion forum?


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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by ShowStopper on November 15th 2012, 4:03 am

slg wrote:Can they log onto the support forum or any other Forumotion forum?

No.

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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by Leviosa on November 15th 2012, 2:13 pm

Hello,

The technicians have just informed me that our antispam system is blocking this anonymizer of the IP address.

That's the case of several softwares which are proposing this service, because spammers use this type of proxy to access our forums and post undesirable content.
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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by ShowStopper on November 15th 2012, 7:27 pm

Leeloo wrote:Hello,

The technicians have just informed me that our antispam system is blocking this anonymizer of the IP address.

That's the case of several softwares which are proposing this service, because spammers use this type of proxy to access our forums and post undesirable content.
Smile

I see then. Would there be any way for individual forums to be able to toggle that feature on and off?

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Post by SLGray on November 15th 2012, 11:52 pm

There is no option for that in the administration panel.


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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by ShowStopper on November 17th 2012, 2:57 am

Would there be any way to enable that option in the future?

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Post by Sanket on November 17th 2012, 7:41 am

You should suggest it.

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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by ShowStopper on November 17th 2012, 8:36 am

Alright. Thanks for the help and information.

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Solved Re: Tor and Forumotion

Post by Jophy on November 17th 2012, 12:08 pm

Since this was marked solved...

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