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Asked on Server Fault. The response was having individual users with named accounts was probably enough and that VPN access would give extra protection but may not be necessary.


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A comprehensive list of Tor exit node IP addresses is already made public by the Tor project (remember that these addresses tend to change over time). Combine said IP addresses with Google Analytics' filtering options and I'm sure it can be done. This section of Tor's FAQ may also be useful to you, so might TorDNSEL.


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Yes, you get the operator of the VPN to tell you, which may require a court order. Most (but not all) VPN operators keep those records.


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As it so happens, I was writing a script to allow people to enter an IP address notation and get an .htaccess regex to block the IP address and IP address block. Much of the code was borrowed from other places and the script has to be secured so it is not ready for prime-time. I scrambled to cobble the code together to try and help you. If I got it right, ...


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It's a valid model but I would be wary of doing it this way. You place your ability to connect to the server in the hands of your VPN provider (even the best providers are never that good) and introduce a single point of critical failure with no available fail-over.


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Sorry to say you won't find a list specifically informing you which HideMyAss or PureVPN IP addresses are banned since these services do not publish the blocks of IP's they purchase. They are also forever increasing the amount of IP's they have on their network. The only advice you will be able to get on this topic is that when you purchase such as service ...


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The best option would be to use a VPN since many 'free proxies' can stop at anytime and often are incredibley slow. Most VPNs are pay as you go and charge monthly so your not tied into any contracts and most are fast if its a paid service. I recommend paying but firstly trying free trials which most offer and see how you get on. If its slow then try ...


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Generating your own self signed SSL certificates is a bit of a challenge if you've only dabbled in web design. A good tutorial is here http://www.akadia.com/services/ssh_test_certificate.html You should at least call Barracuda and ask them what they can help you with since you use their service.


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If the VPN is between you and the SQL server, you may need to add users with permissions on the SQL server allowing remote access for them originating from your VPN servers IP.



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