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    • This topic has 14 replies, 7 voices, and was last updated 1 month ago.
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      • #2288146
        Kathy Stevens
        AskWoody Lounger

        Just received multiple messages reading, “Your access to this site has been limited by the site owner”

        Looks like Woody has been working  hard with Wordfence overnight.

        He has blocked a large number of our VPN’s servers that I have been using to connect to the site.

        Moving forward it looks as if I will have extremely limited access to Woody’s site.

         

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      • #2288150
        PKCano
        Manager

        You are being blocked because your IP addresses issued by the VPN are dirty (have been used for spamming, etc). Please read through this thread for an explanation.

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      • #2288151
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        Looks like Woody has been working hard with Wordfence overnight.

        nope, I’m sure Woody sleeps at night 🙂
        Please refrain from using block capitals in thread titles as per general rules

        and absolutely not ALL CAPS

      • #2288158
        woody
        Manager

        I do work day and night, but nevermind.

        My guess is that your VPN got hit by a bunch of creeps overnight.

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      • #2288164
        F A Kramer
        AskWoody Plus

        I am pleased that AskWoody is diligent in keeping the site as secure as it is useful even though this entails some inconvenience for me. It is my experience that an increasing number of websites have begun to block access when a VPN is involved. This includes some financial ones that I would most want to access with a VPN from a “public wifi” location. My guess is that in another year a VPN is going to be nearly useless for any serious work for me but still useful for some internet shopping.

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      • #2288202
        Kathy Stevens
        AskWoody Lounger

        I use NordVPN and had to try six different servers to gain access to the Woody site just now because of Wordfence.

        Did not have a similar problems with my bank, credit card companies, Newegg, Amazon, etc.

        As a result, I will probably be visiting the Woody site less often.

      • #2310122
        anonymous
        Guest

        hi, getting access issues here, firefox is throwing up secure connection failed errors PR_END_OF_FILE. Accessing other sites around the web is fine, is there a problem?

        • #2310126
          PKCano
          Manager

          I’m using Firefox 82.0.2 with AdBloc Plus, Disconnect, and NoScript. Have not had any problems today.

      • #2310155
        Kathy Stevens
        AskWoody Lounger

        As I indicated back in August we use NordVPN.

        This morning I was I was unable to log into AskWoody from the server that we have been using for the last three or four months.

        Moved to another server and all is well for now.

      • #2336717
        Chris B
        AskWoody Plus

        I am having problems with WordFence blocking my post – it seems they don’t like British Telecom!

        [Moderator Edit] moved from the testing forum

        Chris
        Win 10 Pro x64 Group A

        • #2336864
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          We need details about the error message(s) you are getting.
          Are you using a VPN?
          Read the links at the top of this thread.

          cheers, Paul

      • #2336883
        Chris B
        AskWoody Plus

        Paul

        No VPN – just a normal British Telecom IP address. I have tried it with four different IP addresses, all with th same message (attached). Strangely, I can post here, but cannot start a new question/tread in the Windows 1909 forum.

        Cheers

        Chris
        Win 10 Pro x64 Group A

        • This reply was modified 1 month ago by Chris B. Reason: typo
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        • #2336891
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          This is for one of the ‘manager‘s to sort out within Wordfence.
          Your IP is clean, probably an IP typo when dealing with a toxic IP
          Passed this on to the relevant staff.

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          • #2336893
            Chris B
            AskWoody Plus

            @Microfix Thanks – I’ll keep checking, because I have a problem that I can’t sort  that is getting serious!

            Chris

            Chris
            Win 10 Pro x64 Group A

            • #2337575
              Microfix
              AskWoody MVP

              I suggest that you read this post by @Kirsty as the problem was not your IP but what you tried to upload to the site 🙂

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