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Accessing Geo with VPN

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  1. #1

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    Accessing Geo with VPN

    Since the National Security Law allows for warrantless interception of communication will you consider removing known VPNs from the block list? For example most Nord servers are blocked on Geo. That way we can still access the site while routing all traffic through Taiwan or wherever.

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    It is problematic unblocking "all VPNs" - without exception, as we've seen significant enough rise in classifieds scams when we drop the VPN blocks.

    Happy to unblock a few selected exit points if you give me the IP range ( send it to [email protected] ). No guarantees - it will depend on how much scam we've had from that exit point.

    You can find your blocked IP address using whatismyip.com or it will be displayed on the error page that informs you of the block.

    Last edited by shri; 01-07-2020 at 11:34 AM.
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    Sometimes I get through with ******* switched on as it comes up with a verify you are not a robot type thing - the one with clicking boxes containing traffic lights etc. Seems a bit random though.


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    We've got some VPNs / IP Ranges / Server Hosts which are used by crawlers that archive content for whatever reason on a verification 'captcha'.

    We've got some VPNs / IP Ranges / Server Hosts which are used by humans to scam (i.e. pretend they're in HK) on hard blocks.

    And we've got dodgy extensions and VPNs on the block lists in posts ... i.e. ******* (manually typed this - no clue what the poster wanted to post)


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:

    And we've got dodgy extensions and VPNs on the block lists in posts ... i.e. ******* (manually typed this - no clue what the poster wanted to post)
    I wrote the name of my VPN and that's how it came up. (VPN Nord)