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IP address blocked?

Unread postby autonomous » Fri 22 May 2015, 13:19:51

A few days ago all access to was blocked from my ip address. I can still login to my account via anonymous web browsing. Here's the message received when accessing any page on the site:

You don't have permission to access /forums/post1241146.html on this server.

IP address:
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Re: IP address blocked?

Unread postby davep » Sat 23 May 2015, 06:32:27


I've notified admin. It may be a cloudflare thing.
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Re: IP address blocked?

Unread postby Pops » Sat 23 May 2015, 08:53:34

I noticed HVACman commented on peakoilbarrel that he was unable to sign in as well.

and "Enno"

and "Andy"
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Re: IP address blocked?

Unread postby vtsnowedin » Sat 23 May 2015, 09:09:42

I get the "forbidden" message from time to time. I laid to the quirks of my internet hook up through the phone lines. It usually goes away in an hour or so.
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Re: IP address blocked?

Unread postby admin » Sat 23 May 2015, 11:20:32

vts - your IP is not blocked, I'm sorry to say it's a networking issue.

a little history - years ago got hacked repeatedly and got a ton of .gov and .mil traffic
a few years back, i put in place cloudflare's proxy and moved our server to locked-down bare-metal

today, you can ONLY access peakoil if your go through the cloudflare proxy
and non-cloudflare traffic gets : " 403 forbidden " messages.

people have problems with this setup since your DNS must resolve to cloudflare proxy.

Fixes to this issue:

1) reboot PC and or modem
2) use google's DNS servers
3) try a different computer or internet connection

when we move servers again, I will attempt to put in place a more permanent solution.
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Re: IP address blocked?

Unread postby MD » Sat 23 May 2015, 11:32:39

keep it going Dan!

and don't let any random paint stop you.
Stop filling dumpsters, as much as you possibly can, and everything will get better.

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