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Aphelia

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Proxy server ban?
« on: June 16, 2015, 03:35:25 PM »

Is it possible to lock out all use of proxy servers from the Keep?

And would this be a good thing about now?
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Crest

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Re: Proxy server ban?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 07:15:27 PM »

That doesn't really seem functional.  The server would need to identify the IP as a proxy.  The best you could do is ban known proxies, but with the way the Keep's database, that's really not how it works. You would need to ban a name first.  Otherwise, it would have to be banned on a server level instead of chat and that's something only Webby can do.  The chat ban is really unrealistic because some people use proxies for valid reasons and would get caught in the crossfire.  Similarly I just don't see it being reasonable or reliable in execution, especially with issues like TOR browsers widely available.
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Re: Proxy server ban?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 07:37:05 PM »

Honestly, I don't think there would be too many users that would find it hard to deactivate a proxy to access TK, or pick between whatever requires the proxy or the chat. It'd be a reasonable thing to accomplish and it'd keep the troll away, but like you said, It'd take a lot of work.
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Re: Proxy server ban?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015, 01:06:39 AM »

You fail to understand that they'd get swept up in the ban by nature.  If they log on a banned proxy, the name itself is also banned, meaning even if they change proxies, they're fucked. Considering it's been hard enough to convince people to do work on TK so far, if you want to find someone that's willing to code on this level for free that makes this a nonissue, or make a movement for there to be enough staff to proactively reply to all the needs for ban lifting, or pay for the resources needed to do it, then I'd think it'd be discussable.
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Re: Proxy server ban?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2015, 12:00:28 PM »

it wouldnt work
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