Hmm, while looking at the forum, at work, with my vpn turned on, I got the message that my IP address was banned. I turned off and on the VPN and I guess I received a new IP address, and it worked fine. No, I didn't get a copy of the IP address.
All depends on where your VPN is trying to route you through. There are a few countries that are banned as a standard because they are high threat risk.
"People are not made better by a briar. An idiot before smoking a pipe is still an idiot after smoking a pipe, they're just more likely to speak less drivel with something in their mouth. For that, all society should be grateful."
When I was the IT Director for the payroll company I banned IP's for China, Russia, the Ukraine, etc. Then the danged clients traveled to those places and wanted to do their payroll from there. I would unlock it first for an hour, then a day, then permanently.
Conan: To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women
Maybe he should herd crusty cat the... rumor has it he is a shady cat.😝
"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian