Curious if anyone can explain the system as a user to me

IP shows as and user shows as admin and go’s back to day one of installation

except, not shown under admins or other staff groups…

Thank you


@system is the account Discourse uses when the Discourse system itself performs an action. For example, when a user has marked one of his posts for deletion, and the 24 hour delay has passed, @system is the user performing the actual deletion.

Just leave @system alone, it’s doing important work :muscle:


Thank you for the reply,
I’ve noted the important job you mention, and understand the loopback protocol

Very simple.

But I have other concerns and have observed other actions that I am holding back on posting with hopes of understanding its role a bit better.

Thanks again :sunglasses:

If all IPs are showing as, rummage around in other topics for set_real_ip_from and real_ip_header. It’s a common misconfiguration.


Hi Matt,

I’d actually be more comfortable if all IP’s were showing as but I’ve seen Hong Kong and Spain log-in’s.

These are what are troubling me, they are not understood at all.

Thank you.

Are some people accessing the server directly and others going through a reverse proxy?


Hello Jay

We really just have three active personnel running our forum, none of us know how to log-in as “system” or why the “system” doesn’t show in the group list as an admin but is listed with admin privileges.

Today the system shows a log-in from Finland 60.1708,24.9375

And its never an IPv6 that I can zero in on but appears to be TOR/VPN to my limited knowledge.

It appears to be unauthorized access.
here’s what is most often seen

and a screenshot of the one from Spain