IP Logger to prevent double registration

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monotek
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IP Logger to prevent double registration

Post by monotek »

To stop users to create several accounts in PHPBB an IP logger would be very helpfull.

I know that ISPs like AOL shares IP addresses between users but users could be additional verified via cookie and full browser name...

Logger should show if more than 1 user haves same IP address.

In PHPBB there was several mods available to do this but since i use phpbb 3 i cant struggle such users.

Imho this should be implemented in PHPBB 3.x.

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Post by stickerboy »

phpBB already logs users IP's at registration (Viewable in the ACP whan you manage a User) and the IP of ever post - click the post details icon on any post an you'll get the IP the user used to make that post, a list of other users posting from that IP and also a list of other IP's that user has posted from. You can search in the memberlist/acp by IP's a user has posted from (although you can't search by registered IP).
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Post by TerryE »

You need to be careful with any attempt to block double registration from the same IP: the reason for this is that people browsing your forum from a private network though a proxy will appear to come from the same IP. This isn't just two people in the same household but also all the people on a company LAN. On my forums I did an analysis of repeated IPs and most where corporate registrations. Anyway this isn't really a topic for this forum, and if I was a mod here I'd be locking this one ;)

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Re: IP Logger to prevent double registration

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My board has many different instances of multiple posters living at the same physical address - a quick count up has revealed nine, and I'm sure I've missed a few. These are mainly married couples but there's at least one father and son.

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Post by monotek »

I dont want to block such users automaticly.

Its only needed to convict such users manually.

I know about the registered ip but that very incommodious, because you dont have an overview.

You first have to check the ip in a new post and note it. After that you have search for the last post of the user you banned and than you can view and compare the ip´s.

Imho there should be an easy overview in admin panel.

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Post by TerryE »

guys you are still discussing new feature / functionality -- not for this forum :(

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