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bug #17491: registered accounts override ip ban range

Submitted by:  Dominic Ringuet <natasiel>
Submitted on:  Fri Jan 14 20:04:06 2011  
Category: Feature RequestSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Multiplayer
Status: DuplicatePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Closed
Release: n/aOperating System: n/a

Tue Jan 18 21:48:31 2011, comment #1:

Indeed there is no use for such a topic to be public. We've already agreed it's a good idea.

Nevertheless Wintermute was faster than you. ;-)

See bug #17462.

Gunter Labes <soliton>
Project Member
Fri Jan 14 20:04:06 2011, original submission:

/* Here's basically the copy and paste of the request made on the forum. The goal was simply to make it properly. Maybe such topic shouldn't be public on the forum? */

Dear Forum,

Some concerns recently arose amongst few of the multiplayer moderators about the way banning works. The method currently used, is to ban a whole subnet (à la 192.X.X.X) to keep a single troll out of the garden. As you can extrapolate, this method has the inconvenience to exclude most of the troll's ISP thus putting out peoples who has nothing to do with the 8 hp regenerating beast (as it recently happened).

The easiest approach suggested to revolve around the issue would be to allow registered users to bypass the subnet ban.

So far, the idea has the approval of Mystic_x, jb and Soliton. IMHO, it would only requires some reordering of the accepted connection conditional. Also, I guess that a default message suggesting to register on the forums should be displayed as directions for any newcomers from the banned ISP.

There might be some (un)foreseen problems with such a security behavior which I'd happily discuss if you wish.

Moderatingly yours,

Dominic Ringuet <natasiel>


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