Gene - If you're trying to ban the user 'Guess' from the IP 184.108.40.206 don't ban that specific IP addres.. But ban the entire class C subnet as well. In other words, ban 216.65.106.* Typically, a user dialing in(as others have mentioned alread) to an ISP will get a different IP address each time they dial in. However, there is a limit on how many distinct IP's a person can be assigned by an ISP. Banning all of 216.65.106.* should take care of that person for you. If you notice the person post from a different IP address - that is, dissimilar to 216.65.106 - ban that class c subnet (x.x.x.*) as well. Sooner or later you'll get the person, since there is a finite number of IP's they can be assigned.. Shout if you need more help.. .djc. Gene Arcamonte wrote: > > Hi, I have an unusual chat-site at www.hbchat.com > The chat pages are at: http://www.hbchat.com/Pages/gbook_1.html > It has received approx 5,000 hits and has two main > pages which each recieve and average of 100-130 > posts a day. I also have a feature that lets me ban > select IP address. I have banned this guy quite often: [snip] > .... Peace, and Good Bud To All, > > ----------------------------------------------- > > This guy is really F'ing this up. I may have to just drop the whole thing. > How is he able to grab a different IP everytime. Is there a program > he uses? Does anyone know what it is?