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IP Blocking

 9:47 pm on Apr 28, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone,

I hope this topic belongs here, if not just let me know and I will know better next time around. Quickly I wanted to find out if blocking an IP address is legal? Does it also work? Thank you for your help.



 7:44 pm on May 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi Xoc,

It was just a thought, but I noticed that it would be silly to even consider this ;)

I set it up and and was able to block a friend, now let's see if it will work on the real *bad guys*. I should be able to find out when cheking our stats tomorrow.

Has anyone ever had trouble being able to block some, but not the whole list?

What could cause this? Thanks.


 9:17 pm on May 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

>well the thing is this person imitates my images, never actually uses mine.

I haven't actually seen your site or it's evil twin. And i'm sure whomever is bothering you is probably disturbed in some way. However if he/she is 'imitating' you in a satyrical manner rather than outright copying your work and palming it off as his/her own, then it is protected by the first ammendment. We may not like it but people have a constitutional right to make fun of us. On the other hand if it is slanderous or defamatory (he/she says insulting things about you that you can prove to be false0 then you can sue.


 2:21 am on May 10, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the information :)


 2:49 am on May 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

Just another question. If this someone is using AOL to surf your site, will they be able to view it? Is there a way of getting a handle on that one?


 5:09 am on May 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

You cannot block the IP of an AOL user (or any proxy IP) without blocking a lot of innocent visitors. If you are having difficulty with an AOL user then you need to take that up with AOL. AOL traffic is far too valuable to throw away for one jerk.


 6:37 am on May 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

<script language="JavaScript">
// IP Redirect
var ip = '<!--#echo var="REMOTE_ADDR"-->' // ** Do Not Modify This Line **
if (ip == '') {
alert("ACCESS DENIED!");
if (confirm("You are not authorized to view this web site!"))
{location.href="http://www.anywhere.com/security.html" }
{location.href="http://www.anywhere.com/security.html" }} }

You can use this script to block IP's from javascript enabled browsers. Replace with the offending IP. If you place the script on the same page (security.html) that the offending IP is sent to it will freeze their browser. :)


 12:52 pm on May 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks ;-) very much Froggyman!

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