I’m an end-user browsing multiple websites and usually I never have issues with cloudflare CDN blocking my browsing. Starting today, several HTTP post requests to multiple websites using cloudflare for security have resulted in “Sorry, you have been blocked” messages.
While I can “browse” the websites I cannot post updates to support tickets, post message in a forum board etc.
At first I thought, OK maybe I am being IP blocked. Let me turn on my surfshark VPN chrome extension and try from a different IP. Nope, cloudflare again blocked my request. Once again, I am a legitimate user. I got no capcha or human challenge to overcome the blocking.
At least 2 different websites have blocked me, I have used multiple IPs from different providers and still can’t work.
- My datacenter IP to my private server (this is my default home internet gateway for privacy reasons), it is static in nature. IPv6 + IPv4. Initial block happened here.
- Cellphone hotspot IP address. Used this as secondary, got block a second time.
- Surfshark VPN via chrome extension. This was my third attempt, got blocked also.
Cloudflare Ray ID: 63dd8394bbb411a1 • Your IP: 188.8.131.52 (this is a CGNAT IP I don’t care to share publicly)
Cloudflare Ray ID: 63dd5b1b79d13721 • Your IP: 158.51.xx.xx (my home static IPv4)
Cloudflare Ray ID: 63dd929098adef1a • Your IP: 184.108.40.206 (Surfshark)
Cloudflare Ray ID: 63dd93810f87128b • Your IP: 220.127.116.11 (Surfshark - argentina location)
The error message is always to “contact site owner” well this is occuring in different websites owned by multiple parties. There seems to be some kind of AI or algorithm seeing my traffic patterns and tracking me via web browser cookies?
Regardless the core of my question is how can I escalate to cloudflare to get back working again?
Either request that a human challenge be displayed before block OR please whitelist my static IPv4 + IPv6 address from my home endpoint possible?