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Why is my iPhone banned?

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I thought I was a law abiding Sailnetter, but I find that when I try to open SN on my iPhone, I get a message saying that "the administrator has banned your IP". I went to whatismyip dot com on the iPhone and it is coming back as 166.137.137.239.

How can I get back in the good graces of the SN gods?

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Hi Bill... it must be someone on your provider was banned for some reason and that IP got caught in a trap. We'll look into it and get back to you. I trust you don't get that message on your home PC?

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I will look into it but it will take a few days to give you an answer since we have multiple firewalls that could be doing the block
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Bill, try killing your router for a half hour and then restarting it. Depending on how you connect to the internet...if your ISP is using a pool of addresses that should be long enough to ensure you are assigned to a different one, they typically are served up at random as each customer logs in.

If that's a cellular data connection, try the same thing. Kill the phone for a while, see what comes up the next time.
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HS,
Problem seems to have been resolved in much the way you suggested. BillSull had the misfortune of logging on using a mobile IPA that had been banned due to its use by a serial spammer. Once he shut down and restarted his phone the problem went away.
We had a similar problem a while back with similar conflict and it turned out to be a marina WIFI IPA. One fellow had got the entire marina black banned.

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"One fellow had got the entire marina black banned."
That's a problem, especially if no one actually looks up the IP before the ban to see if it is a pooled address. As most if not many are.
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"One fellow had got the entire marina black banned."
That's a problem, especially if no one actually looks up the IP before the ban to see if it is a pooled address. As most if not many are.
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I confess that was a typo. It should have read "One fellow had nearly got the entire marina black banned." We actually twigged to it before the IPA was banned thank heavens. An IPA search brought up a number of members who had used that IPA so we realised something was afoot.

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