I just updated my site to 2.1.2 from 1.8.1 and installed Ban 2.0.1 (among other things) and am having some trouble restoring some custom functionality I had with the old site.
Back in the good old days
I would have the banned individuals redirected to a special page (http://BlogDogIt.com/errors/BlogDogIt403.php
) This page would display their address and instruct them to click on the displayed IP to request removal from the ban list (since I tend to be heavy-handed with the IP Range blocks I have been known to block-out my friends on occasion)
I found that opening the "error" folder to allow from all
via .htaccess they were able to at least gain access to those scripts.
Nowadays however, no matter what I try I cannot get the redirect to do anything other than a refresh loop. I read the caution in /admin/plugins/ban/readme.html and have tried using the example "GO AWAY" html page but same deal. I have tried entering an address to another domain even, but cannot get past the refresh loop (which the readme.html typo-ly terms "refresh look
" - btw)
So I guess I am unclear as to exactly where should I place the custom 403 message on the site so it is not considered "one of our Geeklog Pages" so as to avoid the loop. I had thought if I could no longer run my php scripts (which I was thinking I could possibly white list them for access) then perhaps I could redirect to an off-site location using a meta refresh in the go-away page.
Any help would be appreciated - If I figure something out I'll let you know.