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My mobile data IP is coming up as blacklisted

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 8:38 am
by ConManMick
See title. Can post from WiFi but my data connection as of the last two days is marked as blacklisted.

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 6:13 pm
by callforjudgement
Copied from another thread:

In post 10, callforjudgement wrote:The thing about mobile data connections is that they normally have a small set of IPs that get rotated between people making data connections at any given moment. So if there's a spammer or banned person who uses the same phone company that you do, and is in the same city as you, you'll both be taking IPs from the same pool and the site won't be able to tell you apart by IP.

Large sites normally have some way around this (e.g. on Wikipedia it's possible to explicitly mark user accounts as legitimate but using suspicious IPs, so that they don't get autoblocked as long as they stay logged in), but coding that sort of thing is much harder than just applying IP blocks.