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LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED

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Offline Clander


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:25 am   Post subject: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Can everyone please let me know when you get the "insert the confirmation code" screen indicating that you have exceeded your login attempts?

It happened to me again this morning so I will be monitoring this problem in the next few days/weeks.
This is what you'll get on your screen when you try to login to PMF:



Just write a post with two lines:
1) date
2) time. Please give me the time in GMT/UTC (if not, give me the local time of when you received the "insert confirmation code message" but then do not forget to let me know the time zone you are in).

I think that the problem is due to a spammer bot (many PHPBB forums, regardless of their version number, are reporting the same problem) but I need to confirm this and the more data I have the easier it is for me.
Once I know where the problem is coming from, I'll try to figure out the best solution to the problem.
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Offline Clander


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:36 am   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Reported cases so far:

Clander:
10-feb-2011
8:54 AM

Michael:
10-feb-2011
before 16:30

SomeAlibi:
16-feb-2011
shortly before 10:30 AM

Daoud:
not clear
not clear

Clander:
17-feb-2011
8:58 AM
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Offline nicki

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:12 am   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Everytime I try to log in, since yesterday-hadn't logged in for a long time

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Offline tom_ch


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:54 am   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

I got it when I logged in today, about 11:00 CET

Tom
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Offline Michael

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:19 pm   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Hi Clander. Happened to me yesterday (Wednesday) circa 11 am GMT. That was while using Google Chrome 10x.

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Offline Daoud


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:39 pm   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Clander wrote:
Reported cases so far:
(...)
Daoud
not clear
not clear
(...)


Hi Clander,
To clarify the time and date of my login:
It happened to me yesterday, 16/02/11. It only happened once, and I logged in twice - once at 16.17 and later at 23.59 according to my Firefox history details. Since I only log in when I want to post or read PMs, I suspect that it happened at 23.59 as the PM I read was sent at 4.54 pm, and if I'd read it on my first login I wouldn't have later logged in at 23.59. Sorry not to be more certain, but I wasn't paying a lot of attention to this at the time...
ps all times are UTC

Daoud
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Offline equinox


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:37 am   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Date: 02/17/11
Time: 7:30pm GMT
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Offline Catnip


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:05 am   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Sporadic, not every login attempt, but some:

Three so far --
Once about 10 days ago.
Once about a week ago.
This morning c.11:00 (UTC+10), 19-Feb-2011.

A spam-bot, perhaps?
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Offline Michael

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:19 pm   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Happened to me again. Saturday, 23:16 - 17 GMT.

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Offline BellaDonna


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:08 pm   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Happened to me today at 10pm GMT. Never happened to me before.
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Offline Clander


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:34 pm   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Hello all,

on Sunday I inserted some lines of code into the forum code.
It is no longer necessary for you to let me know when you get the "too many attempts" screen.
I'll know it before you will.

There have been 4 attempts in the last 60 minutes:



I'll still keep monitoring this issue for a few days.
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Offline Michael

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:32 pm   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Hi Clander...that IP: 213.154.229.27 is certainly dodgy. The same IP can't be BOTH guermantes and Macport. Here's some info on it:


213.154.229.27
Title: This is a Tor Exit Router
Keywords: none
Description: none
IP: 213.154.229.27
server location: Netherlands
ISP: BIT BV

213.154.229.27 looks like a dedicated, maybe shared hosting to us.

1. foto.ist2007.nl 2. ircnl.scout-shell.org 3. scout-shell.org 4. stonechapter.com 5. wiki.scout-shell.org 6. www.belescrime.nl 7. www.laprime.nl 8. www.tarcisius-ede.nl

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Offline Clander


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:41 pm   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

I know Michael.
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Offline Daoud


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:30 pm   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

I have just succeeded in logging in - my previous attempts (between about 23.23 - 23.26 hours, Tuesday 22nd February) with Firefox, failed - I logged in ok, but when I went onto a particular thread/forum I was asked to log in again - so I tried IExplorer and here I am. Don't know what to make of this - either technically (haven't a clue) or motivationally (haven't a clue).

ETA - a) correct the times I logged in
b) when I clicked the edit button, got a very brief message - failure to log in, exceeded allowed number of attempts...
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Offline Clander


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:47 am   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Hello Daoud,

your problem is not related to the "being asked for the confirmation code" problem.
It's due to a change in the cookie settings made yesterday.
Please delete the old PMF cookie from your PC (or all of them if you prefer).
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Offline Daoud


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:21 pm   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Thanks Clander,
I've done that and logged in without a problem.
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Offline Daoud


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:32 am   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Hi Clander,
I know you said that it's no longer necessary to report 'login attempts exceeded', but thought I'd report this one if only to confirm that your code is working. 7.28 am UTI on 9th March. I was also asked to complete one of those captcha boxes.
Daoud
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Offline Clander


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:00 am   Post subject: Re: LOGIN ATTEMPTS EXCEEDED   

Hello Daoud,

thanks. I know. ;)

I made some other changes on Sunday and on Monday (and your case really happened before that. You received that message today because you tried to log in today).
Anyway, I am still monitoring the problem.

I could solve this problem once and for all but it would make it difficult for the users to log in as well so I am trying to find a less invasive solution.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:29 pm   Post subject: LOCKING THREAD   

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Reason: I am now locking this thread, due to thread redundancy.
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