How do I lift a ban for a specific ip (auto ban feature)

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How do I lift a ban for a specific ip (auto ban feature)

Post by black zero » 2009-04-27 11:20

topic..

It's just silly... I got blocked out from my OWN server because I wrongly typed my password three times lol.

Searched the docs, to no avail. -_-

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Re: How do I lift a ban for a specific ip (auto ban feature)

Post by Slug » 2009-04-27 11:31

wait the time :-)

seriously log in to hMs admin and delete the entry, I think it should be in the IP range. (haven't looked myself).
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Re: How do I lift a ban for a specific ip (auto ban feature)

Post by black zero » 2009-04-27 11:45

Whoa it's there. There should've been a special tree list for that part (lifting an ip ban).

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Post by mattg » 2009-04-27 13:40

And then set your IP address as an IP Range with a higher priority than 20 to prevent this from happening again :)
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Re: How do I lift a ban for a specific ip (auto ban feature)

Post by black zero » 2009-04-28 03:50

at the risk of being called as a noob...

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Is it the correct config for that higher priority you mentioned? My IP range (LAN) 192.168.2.0/24
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Post by mattg » 2009-04-28 04:13

Yes, although it doesn't match the IP range in your post.

On a side note, do you want to subject that IPrange to Anti SPAM checks, this does include greylisting if enabled... :)
And I would try and require SMTP authentication if you can. You may not be able to depending on your circumstances, and other mail software used locally.

Also, what priority do you have for 'my computer' and 'internet' ranges?
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Re: How do I lift a ban for a specific ip (auto ban feature)

Post by black zero » 2009-04-28 04:22

Whoa, a reply at the speed of the light >_> You're really something, matt.

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For LAN, isn't it safe enough so that there's no need for me to activate smtp authentication?

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Post by mattg » 2009-04-28 04:48

'My Computer' should / could be higher than 20 as well. It won't ever get used while it is lower than internet range priority, and could be deleted by you without impact.

If you are certain that there are no mail senders located on your LAN (ie Trojans) then a LAN range without SMTP authentication is probably OK. This may also be an issue if your LAN range includes say a wireless DHCP group, where someone in the carpark can send mail unathenticated via your mailserver...

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Re: How do I lift a ban for a specific ip (auto ban feature)

Post by black zero » 2009-04-28 08:23

Yeah. I run a DHCP Wireless Linksys.

It's encrypted, though. With... WEP IIRC :lol:

I deleted my computer, and as you said, no impact.

Overall, thanks for all your help, really appreciate it.

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Re: How do I lift a ban for a specific ip (auto ban feature)

Post by mattg » 2009-04-28 08:33

All good.

If someone connects to your wireless (through fair means or foul) they are then part of your LAN IP range, and can send mail without SMTP authentication. With WEP you are probably safe enough though.
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Re: How do I lift a ban for a specific ip (auto ban feature)

Post by ^DooM^ » 2009-04-28 09:46

WEP can be broken fairly quickly now you should use at least WPA if your router supports it.
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