You can't login as [foo] from that IP addresses


#1

So, on my work machine I discover I’ve been logged out, and attempts to login produce the above message.

Has my work IP been banned? Have I run afoul of some unusual protocol? Is @Falcor getting hungry?

(I’m posting this from my portrait-oriented phone)


#2

Well there’s your problem!


#3

What has OtherMichel been up to?


#4

Are you using any sort of proxy?
In the past, I have noticed when using certain proxies (that I assume are popular with comment-spammers for some reason) I get bounced from some sites because the IP has been associated with comment spam.


#5

Unless IT implemented something new late this afternoon, nothing that I know of.


#6

Too much flagging coming from your IP? Have you perhaps managed to trip some automated thing?


#7

Can you PM me the IP address in question?


#8

That is weird. I deleted the two threads you asked me to but didn’t suspend. Perhaps a glitch in the system with doing that. I am not at a computer right now. But will try and find out what happened ASAP and update you.


#9

The logout occurred about 6 hours later, so I’d guess they are unrelated.

@codinghorror - not at work now, but I’ll get the IP address in the morning (cc. 8am EST), and see if the issue persists.


#10

We absolutely need the IP address to diagnose this.


#11

I bet that in some sort of roundabout way this is the cause. I’ve had this happen (elsewhere) even when getting exit IPs that belong to regular US ISPs.


#12

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : ins.insurity.net
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a965:54e7:ab3b:e7cf%11
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 172.23.204.44
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 172.23.207.254

Tunnel adapter isatap.ins.insurity.net:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : ins.insurity.net


#13

I also get the same response (but green) when attempting to login using Facebook (to which I am already logged in).


#14

Hahahaa! Windows user!!


#15

Try logging in as [fou] instead, Michel!


#16

OtherMichel uses Platypux - take from that what you will.


#17

Hmm, not seeing that ip. What does http://www.whatismyip.com say?


#18

4.26.51.74

Also, when I try to login from Twitter it tries to create a new account.


#19

If you’re at work, giving it a try now.


#20

Hmm yeah that one was definitely blocked.

I deleted the entry (and I think @falcor explicitly allowed it, but I prefer to delete those entries if they are problematic) so you should be OK now.

Whenever a spammer is deleted via the “Delete Spammer” staff button, their IPs are automatically blacklisted for a year (or more, if they keep matching). My guess is that somehow happened in this case.