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^TrInItY^, Help: I am having serious trouble accessing GLP with the proxy server ban, plus I think the number of posts ban

 
neti
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12/02/2005 07:22 PM
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^TrInItY^, Help: I am having serious trouble accessing GLP with the proxy server ban, plus I think the number of posts ban
^TrInItY^,

I am accessing GLP now through another computer not normally available to me, because from the home computer your auto-bans are triggered.

On about Thursday or Friday, 24th or 25th of November we received an urgent notice from our ISP to move to a new national dial-up number. This occurred because the company was being merged with a Western Australia ISP firm. The W.A. firm uses proxies as part of its ISP service.

My trouble getting onto GLP started from there. On Saturday or Sunday, I couldn´t get on.

On Thursday, Dec, 1st, I found I could get on and started a new thread:

• ´message to AC # 535, who terms himself "I am the boss" on p. 11 of Captain Dan´s thread´
[link to www.godlikeproductions.com]


After dinner in Australia I had with permission started posting sections of a German webpage to that thread (there are 27 sections) and got banned at post #8.

So the trip was apparently the number of posts.

I thought the proxy ban had been lifted.


Then yesterday evening Australia time (early morning EST) I could again get on GLP to access the AC # 535 post. I posted a reply, got ready to start posting the Grailzine (German work) and was abruptly banned. I backloaded the thread again and found a reply to my last post (neti, User ID: 4, 12/2/2005, 6:05 am EST.)


This last abrupt banning puzzled me. I don´t know whether it is due to a continuing anti-spam ban, or to the proxy ban.


Family member, whose work computer I am using, enquired at work about the problems with GLP access. A colleague who is a principle of another local ISP company said that until 5 years ago proxies were standard across Australia, and that it has only been in the last 3 years when cost of bandwidth has been coming down that their use is tailing off, although as family member says, their use is still common. He makes further comment that "transparent proxies are common, used to cache images, etc."

The concensus at the workplace told to me by family member, was that it was "unusual for sites to do autobans based on proxies."

I ask for your help in resolution of this issue, or at least tell me why I have been banned. Two emails sent to you asking for help were returned because your mailbox was full. Oops.

Thanking you,
neti.
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12/02/2005 07:27 PM
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Re: ^TrInItY^, Help: I am having serious trouble accessing GLP with the proxy server ban, plus I think the number of posts ban
--------> traveler@godlikeproductions.com

Trinity is busy with the new code I think.
I am here to challenge your indoctrinated false belief that flaming queens don't use shovels ...
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12/02/2005 07:38 PM
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Re: ^TrInItY^, Help: I am having serious trouble accessing GLP with the proxy server ban, plus I think the number of posts ban
"the new code should be ready for public testing tonight or tomorrow"


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12/02/2005 07:41 PM
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Re: ^TrInItY^, Help: I am having serious trouble accessing GLP with the proxy server ban, plus I think the number of posts ban
I keep on getting banned because of those long URL´s.
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neti (OP)
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12/02/2005 07:49 PM
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Re: ^TrInItY^, Help: I am having serious trouble accessing GLP with the proxy server ban, plus I think the number of posts ban
^TrInItY^,

Thanks for your prompt reply, however, I don´t think it´s due to long urls - I was very careful to break each one so as not to widen the page.

But will try to access GLP from home again later.

Cheers,
neti
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12/02/2005 08:04 PM
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i got banned for 2 days this week. i believe it was because of a long url also. there would be no other reason.
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12/02/2005 08:15 PM
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Lucky me I haven´t been banned at all.

dance

Thanks Trin.
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12/02/2005 10:48 PM
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Re: ^TrInItY^, Help: I am having serious trouble accessing GLP with the proxy server ban, plus I think the number of posts ban
Transparent Proxies
From the Internet to your Site
When you request the a page from the internet, the request is sent, via your ISP to the website. It responds with the webpage. This means that bandwidth is used for your ISP to retrieve the webpage from the server, then send on to you.
Bandwidth is expensive
Bandwidth is the amount of data sent over a specific media over a specific time. This is the real cost in networks and the internet. You may have heard terms like 56kbps or 512kbps or 4KB/sec. All these are measures of bandwidth. If the bandwidth can be saved, it´s cheaper for your ISP, in turn, they may (or may not) pass on savings to you.
Caches, Proxies and Caching Proxies
Caches retain information for a specific amount of time. Instead of having to keep getting the date from a remote location its returned from the cache. Internet Explorer has a cache on your PC, it stores things like images and pages so they don´t have to be reloaded.Proxies handle requests for you. You send the proxy a request, it sends this on, it receives reply, and sends reply on to you. Common uses of these are to hide your identity, bypass local blocks or in caching proxies.Caching proxies combine the above two. When they receive the reply however, they cache it. If another user or you re requests that file, instead of sending request on, it replies from the cache.
Caching Proxies save bandwidth
Without caching proxies, everytime I request a 1MB file, 1MB of bandwidth is being used at ISP. If I request it 10 times, that´s 10MB.However, if it caches it, it only has to retrieve it that initial 1 time. The rest is free!This makes things cheaper!
Transparent Proxies
Transparent proxies do not hide your IP address, they make a note of who they have forwarded it for.These are in common use by ISPs, they intercept requests, cache replies, and re-use these caches. This saves the ISP bandwidth and hence money.Some ISPs will therefore be cheaper because of this, others do not pass on savings.You will be often unaware if you use these proxies, and when using them, you are effectively often receiving old data.One recent issue is yahoo! profiles, proxies cached wrong data, causing all sorts of trouble.
Are you using a transparent Proxy
YesProxy: 202.6.138.41Your IP: 219.90.190.182
Setting / Disabling Proxies
Providing the proxy is not set at ISP and transparent, proxies can be disabled in Internet Explorer:Dial-Up: Tools, Internet Options, Connections. Select connection, click settings. Untick the "use proxy".Broadband: Tools, Internet Options, Connections. "Lan Settings...". Untick the use proxy box AND Automatically detection settings.Some ISPs do not intercept and force proxy, but force one to be set in your browser. If after doing either of the above webpages are inaccessible, reverse the change.
Don't ask me about the length, what about the width.

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