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IP address blocked?

Unread postPosted: Fri 22 May 2015, 12:19:51
by autonomous
A few days ago all access to peakoil.com 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:

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


IP address:
76.126.131....

Re: IP address blocked?

Unread postPosted: Sat 23 May 2015, 05:32:27
by davep
Hi,

I've notified admin. It may be a cloudflare thing.

Re: IP address blocked?

Unread postPosted: Sat 23 May 2015, 07:53:34
by Pops
I noticed HVACman commented on peakoilbarrel that he was unable to sign in as well.

and "Enno"

and "Andy"

Re: IP address blocked?

Unread postPosted: Sat 23 May 2015, 08:09:42
by vtsnowedin
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.

Re: IP address blocked?

Unread postPosted: Sat 23 May 2015, 10:20:32
by admin
vts - your IP is not blocked, I'm sorry to say it's a networking issue.

a little history - years ago peakoil.com 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 peakoil.com to cloudflare proxy.

Fixes to this issue:

1) reboot PC and or modem
2) use google's DNS servers 8.8.8.8
3) try a different computer or internet connection

when we move servers again, I will attempt to put in place a more permanent solution.

Re: IP address blocked?

Unread postPosted: Sat 23 May 2015, 10:32:39
by MD
keep it going Dan!

and don't let any random paint stop you.