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Multiple users, one same IP - how to restrict [message #36860] Sat, 14 April 2007 14:15 Go to next message
Sebastian_T is currently offline  Sebastian_T   Poland
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Hello,

tried to find in options, tried to find here, searching forum. I'd like to restrict, that from one IP there can be only one registration (one user). Is it possible? (on our forum sometimes we have some competitions, and one user can give one poll - sometimes users try to cheat, making multiple registrations - we see this, but we'd like to automate registration refusal).

Maybe it's very simple, but I can't find it Wink

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Re: Multiple users, one same IP - how to restrict [message #36882 is a reply to message #36860] Sun, 15 April 2007 12:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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There is no such limiter at this time, however because we do store the IP of each registered user it would be very easy to implement such a check. All you would need to do is check for the presence of the IP address inside the users table before allowing the registration to go through.

Personally, I don't think such a block is a very good idea simply because many users are sitting behind corporate firewalls or proxies and to the outside seem to be coming from the same ip address. You could potentially be blocking many users from utilizing your forum.


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