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[Motd] IP addresses now tracked in commentsANN.lu
Posted on 25-Aug-2000 19:25 GMT by Christian Kemp29 comments
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I've been forced by recent events to add a few lines of code to the comments script that will serve to track and display the IP address of where any comment that is added originates from. This is pretty much superficial, as it doesn't solve the problem of fake names or a few people pretending to be somebody else, but at least it should make it easier to track the most obvious attempts at such forgery. I don't think tracking IP's is a good thing, but it seems to have become a necessary evil to at least try to keep ANN's comments from degrading any further. Thanks for your understanding.
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 1 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Mike on 24-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
Just testing!
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 2 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by John Payne on 24-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
I'm curious how it looks.
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 3 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by John Payne on 24-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
> track and display the IP address
Ummm...I'm not seeing it.
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 4 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by John Payne on 24-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
Oh, DUH! Blind, I tell you; I'm going blind!
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 5 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Andrea Vallinotto on 24-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
Just testing, myself too.
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Posted by Mark Olsen on 24-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
How about saving the hostname too ?
It would make it easier to recognize ppl. I for an example use Telia, so all of my messages should come from .telia.com, unless i am posting from a friend of mine or something.
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 7 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by The guy from this IP: on 24-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
In my opinion, it's useless. The ones want make fake messages will find ways to elude it, and the ones want to be anonim are do that usually with a reason, and this way they may be avoid commenting.
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 8 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Mick Jagger on 24-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (The guy from this IP:):
Damn, now I gotta refrain from using the fricken swear words here. ;)
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 9 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by banana on 25-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Mick Jagger):
Testing. Should be the IP of the ISP
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 10 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by John Millington on 25-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
This is a wise decision.
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 11 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Michael Jantzen on 25-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
Great - now everyone will be able to hack into my firewall (not that there's anything there...).
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 12 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by MpZ on 25-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
Ok, tell me my ip ;^)
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 13 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 25-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
Hey, great idea.
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 14 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Adulated on 25-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Anonymous):
I think Christian did the right thing.
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 15 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by DanDude on 25-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
Good idea man!!!
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 16 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by John Block on 25-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
Though ip number will match the isp the message is sent from, not necessarily a domain name used which often with a specialist server company.
This message will therefore look like a fake. Possibly we are all phonies underneath :)
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 17 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by MpZ on 25-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (MpZ):
Hey, but it's another ip!!!
J/K ;^)
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 18 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Chris on 25-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
Great for tracking people with a static IP, but what about those with dynamic
ones? Still, I don't mind my IP being recorded (it's static anyway, so all someone
has to do is a resolve on worldfoundry.demon.co.uk to find it out)..
That's why I use MiamiDx ;)
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 19 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Colin Wilson on 25-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
For users accessing this site via a `doze based PC, there is a free (free for personal use) firewall available and is very highly recommended.
First, to check your current defenses (this should work for Amiga owners too btw) - go to:
www.grc.com
- follow the "shields up" link, and carry out the tests... I used to use Wingate for a home-based network, and that is supposed to secure your system - it doesn`t...
Then head straight for:
www.zonelabs.com
- and download ZoneAlarm - it`s a very easy to configure firewall, asks before any programs are let "out" onto the net (it uses a simple system of ticks to determine whether you let it out all the time, or force it to ask for permission). To give you an idea of how useful it is, I had a trojan that no virus checker has ever found - and ZoneAlarm stopped it dead in it`s tracks before it could spread any information from my system.
If you need a simple, easy to set up proxy program for the PC, try the one at:
www.analogx.com
- it`s very easy to set up and doesn`t interfere with the firewall program above :-)
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 20 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Mark Olsen on 25-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (Colin Wilson):
Besides being extremely off topic, how is this related to Amiga or ANN in any way?
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 21 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Iggy Drougge on 26-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
It's a sound idea, but why not display the domain name address instead, if applicable? That way, we users may taunt each other for our lame ISPs. ;-)
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 22 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Mike on 26-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Mark Olsen):
It's related because if you make an unpopular comment on ANN now, the irritating anonymous posters who used to just personally attack you will now try to hack into your computer
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 23 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Ronald S. Mushin on 26-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
Check to see if you can use Reverse DNS to
determine who is sending the message.
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 24 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Ralph on 26-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (Mike):
Most people seem not to bother hacking into Miami(Dx). Is it because Amiga and Miami(Dx)
are that secure or are people not interested due to low market share of the Amiga computer
series? Are there known vulnerabilities in Miami that are perhaps not commonly known?
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 25 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by DanDude on 27-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Mark Olsen):
Not going to work. These spoofers are excellent of faking ip address that
it is hard to find out where are they coming from. Looking up hostnames makes
it worse since the spoofer picks up a hostname he fakes using that ip and
sticks with it until the damage is done and then finds another ip quickly. We
can only learn what is real and what is not unless someone out there knows how
to track down a spoofer and reveal its true ip address.
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 26 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by DanDude (the REAL DanDude) on 27-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (DanDude):
EXACTLY my thoughts, spoofer. Now come out and reveal yourself to the entire
world, stupid.
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 27 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Brecht Machiels on 27-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
Hi,
We thrust in you, do whatever you think is needed!
Thanks
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 28 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Miggy on 29-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 27 (Brecht Machiels):
You thrust in him? :P Oh yeah, I bet Christian enjoys that!
IP addresses now tracked in comments : Comment 29 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by Metalloid on 30-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
Good move,
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