09-27-2018, 10:49 PM
(09-27-2018, 10:14 PM)Klaus Wrote:(09-27-2018, 10:08 PM)you2 Wrote:(09-27-2018, 10:01 PM)Klaus Wrote: That is not the cause because if CloudFlare was the issue ALL users including myself couldn't enter the forum ...
This should not be true since cloudflare should have many data centers and the one that reaches the server would depend on the location of the client making the request. I do not know cloudfare topolgy but the cdn i have details about has many thousands of different ip blocks and even more ips in total.
if you are banning by ip then one cloudflare or one block of cloudflare server(s) would be blocked but not all cloudflare servers.
That is correct but even so complete world regions would be blocked.
FWIW - the user IP is forwarded by Cloudflare (I'm using that actually for geo-targeted ads) but that's done in a custom HTTP header.
In theory, I could just bypass Cloudflare for the forum but they are actually encrypting the forum traffic (https).
Not sure; if single ips are being banned and if cloud-fare has a large number of small regions - anyway I think it would take analysis of who is being banned (ip) and why. I'm in northeast usa when the ban occurred but I did not lookup the actual ip or region of the ip (no clue how accurate cloudfare mapping is with regards to client-ip to data center).
Anyway it is what it is but i suspect this explains why random people are being banned.