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How easy is it to track IP adress

 
 
Francis
 
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Reply Tue 10 May, 2011 08:55 am
@JPB,
Well, I'm not going to reopen whatever threads you are talking about but, despite all the denials that have been made, I do have proof that it's plain false..
JPB
 
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Reply Tue 10 May, 2011 09:02 am
@Francis,
Oh, what a classic!
No, it isn't.
Francis
 
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Reply Tue 10 May, 2011 09:04 am
@JPB,
Sheesh!
JPB
 
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Reply Tue 10 May, 2011 09:08 am
@Francis,
You're the one who brought it up. I'm just laying the bs to rest. Although it's always nice to trip over a Timber post.

Quote:
jes's second post in that thread Second, I cannot and will not share much about our security situation, particularly out here on the 'net. That is, re encryption, etc. etc. No sense in handing out information that can be pulled by hackers and others who wish the site ill. I will clarify. When I said, the Admins cannot read your PMs, it was and is absolutely true. This is because the site is one large database. There are certain levels of view and write access. Admins do not have view access to the areas of the database devoted to the members' PMs. Craven de Kere, like any other site owner on the planet, has full and complete access to all areas of the site. Why? Because he pays the bills, that's why. If this setup is not acceptable to anyone, then I'm sorry. So be it. A person with privacy concerns can change their communications from PMs to emails. And then, of course, they can be concerned about that, and ask Yahoo! or BTInternet or AOL or whoever about how private their emails are. Want to really be concerned about privacy? See how private your emails are at work.

It should come as no great shock that the Internet is not as private as a message written in invisible ink on a tuna fish sandwich that you then swallow. Perfect privacy? We make no such warranties. The site can, of course, be hacked, just like any other on the Internet, so keep your truly personal information, such as surname, phone number etc. off the site. But ultimately you are the guardian of your own privacy.

We do our best to prevent hacking but it is not impossible. But in the ordinary course of dealings, we in the Mod and Admin groups are not reading your PMs. And we're not reading them in the out of the ordinary course of dealings, either. One thing I do want to point out, though. If we were presented with a legitimate subpoena, we would comply fully with the law.
Francis
 
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Reply Tue 10 May, 2011 09:13 am
@JPB,
You want to have the last word?

So be it...

(But it is plain false, and some mods know that)..
JPB
 
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Reply Tue 10 May, 2011 09:16 am
@Francis,
I call bullshit.
Francis
 
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Reply Tue 10 May, 2011 09:18 am
@JPB,
Because you didn't get the authorization to read them? Others did...
JPB
 
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Reply Tue 10 May, 2011 09:18 am
@Francis,
I think you're misinformed. I have no reason to think that Jes was lying in her posts.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 10 May, 2011 10:39 am
@Francis,
"For example telling personal stuff of other members to their friends.."

BS, live in Paris...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aIhh9nFYv4

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Tryagain
 
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Reply Tue 10 May, 2011 04:25 pm
Thanks for the heads up guys, do you remember the time they accused me of being Chinese, and I told em to, “熛怒之神 off!”

Experientia docet, qui s'excuse, s'accuse!
dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 11 May, 2011 08:42 am
I dont know what all the garbage about PM's is I certainly didnt mention it.

I just asked about IP addresses.

When i search my own IP address the physical location given is 200 km away (which I assume is the location of the server) So I'm not that concerned about privacy.

I was wondering about how someones IP address could be used Illegally (if it were known).
I dont see any reason for the site owners to be keeping some kind of data base on all the members who post here and dont see that it would do anyone any good even if they did have those details.

I must admit to not being a very smart cookie in the tech head department so I figured I'd ask.
FBM
 
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Reply Wed 11 May, 2011 08:57 am
@Tryagain,
Tryagain wrote:

Thanks for the heads up guys, do you remember the time they accused me of being Chinese, and I told em to, “熛怒之神 off!”

Experientia docet, qui s'excuse, s'accuse!



Google translate renders 熛怒之神 as "God of wrath blaze". Confused
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 11 May, 2011 09:17 am
@dadpad,
dadpad wrote:
I was wondering about how someones IP address could be used Illegally (if it were known).

I'm not aware of an exploit that can implicate you, unless someone is using your wireless network or something like that.

IP source addresses can be spoofed fairly easily, but since replies can't go back to the actual sender, its utility is pretty limited. (It's used mainly for certain types of denial-of-service attacks, or hiding other illegitimate traffic, and everyone involved with computer security is well aware of the issue.)
DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 11 May, 2011 09:24 am
@DrewDad,
Now if someone knows your IP address, they could potentially use it to attack you. But since every computer connected to the Internet is always under attack, anyway, it probably won't make much of a difference.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 07:07 am
@dadpad,
Oh Great! Another silly Internet Paranoia thread. Look, the IP address is not, and was never, intended to be private. Quite the contrary.

The IP address is like a license plate. It is no more dangerous to let people then it is to let people see you license plate number. It is designed to provide an identification tag, but it doesn't reveal any particularly dangerous information.

Every time you do anything on the internet, your IP address is sent as part of the header information. There is nothing scary about this, it is how the Internet works. Websites can use this information to give you features (like geographically sensitive information).

If you want to do something private, like hide the fact you download pornography or keep people from knowing your are an NRA member, then you have reason to hide your real IP address. There are ways to do this.

Worrying about Able2Know getting your IP address (assuming you aren't embarrassed about your activity on able2know) is on the level of tin foil hats.
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parados
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2011 11:13 am
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:

Now if someone knows your IP address, they could potentially use it to attack you.

Nothing hurts worse than being bludgeoned with an IP address.

Those "." always leave a mark.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2011 09:18 am
Quote:
Worrying about Able2Know getting your IP address (assuming you aren't embarrassed about your activity on able2know) is on the level of tin foil hats.

I'm not worried about it at all Max.
The people who run the show are though.
Of course those people who make disgusting threads alluding to child molesting and gratuitously post about fantasy incestuous sexual behavior deserve to have their privacy protected.

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failures art
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2011 12:21 am
I'll add that your IP address often changes. Unless you're running a website at your house, and you've paid the money for a static IP, you probably go (at max) a few days with the same address. This is one of the problems with IP banning: The best you could do (which is not much) is pan the closest static IP. This means to IP block someone, you typically end up blocking a whole ISP. If you're a website hoping to have open gates to lots of posters, you don't block entire ISPs. The finer details of IP blocking, masking, and tracking is beyond my personal experience.

I've only recently started hosting a website, and I've been learning about IP tracking since I've been getting a lot of spam on the site. I can see the IP addresses on that site, and finding the location is somewhat traceable, but it's not going to put you at anyone's doorstep.

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