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IP in Account Approval? [message #16844] Mon, 23 February 2004 21:39 Go to next message
mocara is currently offline  mocara   United Kingdom
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Hi,
Would it be a good idea to see ip addresses in the account approval page? This would help cut down on the bogus registrations of trolls?

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Re: IP in Account Approval? [message #16847 is a reply to message #16844] Tue, 24 February 2004 09:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The IP of the user is not logged during registration only during message posting. That said, if you ban an IP from the forum people with that IP will not be able to submit a registration.

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Re: IP in Account Approval? [message #16858 is a reply to message #16847] Tue, 24 February 2004 13:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I see your point. In this case though it's more about seeing patterns. So if I know a troublsome user is from a given isp and I see people signing up with IPs from that given ISP I can pay carefull attention to them.


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Re: IP in Account Approval? [message #16860 is a reply to message #16858] Tue, 24 February 2004 14:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Highly unreliable, most IPs have a number of IP masks on different subnets and rotate the assigned IP across those subnets virtually at random.



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Re: IP in Account Approval? [message #16863 is a reply to message #16860] Tue, 24 February 2004 18:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This is true. I'll say it one more time and then stop Smile

It's merely a clue to someone's origin. If you have a troublesome user from ntl and you see that a user is from their network (reverse the dns) then you can start to keep an eye on them. I've found it useful in the past. For that matter I found it useful today when a user registered two names from one ip. He then posted to my forum using two different web cafes one for each name. I would have been off his scent had I not known that both accounts had been registered from one ip.

I'll hack it myself. I'm just loathed to break something that makes upgrading a nightmare. When I hack, it truly is hack Smile

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Re: IP in Account Approval? [message #16864 is a reply to message #16863] Tue, 24 February 2004 18:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You convinced me Smile The feature was added in CVS.

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Re: IP in Account Approval? [message #16865 is a reply to message #16864] Tue, 24 February 2004 19:06 Go to previous message
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Many thanx. Very Happy
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