I'm having a bit of an argument with someone on whether or not something can be done. Say a messageboard website is a tcp/ip connection and is statefull. Is there a way to mask or spoof your ip on the board. I think it can be done using a proxy server, or maybe a chain of them. I know this is not software related, but I figured I'd throw it out here ..
Yeah, it can be done using proxy servers. Period. I don't think there's anything that can be done to counter this.
thats what i think too....The only way to stop it is to set your filter i would think to block requests from the proxy ip, but you still have to know before hand what that ip is right? I don't know of any way to automatically determine if an ip is coming off a proxy server
Well yeah, if you have access to a proxy you can use that to forward your connection on. And the IP address logged connecting to the message board will be that of the proxy.
Welcome to the trials and tribulations of discussion board ownership. Do what I did and require registration to post.
Would registration effect the IP though? I could be registered on a board, but post on it from multiple computers, so wouldn't the IP differ per computer?
and on top of that, what if you went through the registration process using a proxy
Hey muppet, where's your board? I'd *really* like to know....
+++Would registration effect the IP though? I could be registered on a board, but post on it from multiple computers, so wouldn't the IP differ per computer?+++
And whats your criteria for allowing/disallowing a registration?
well, since in my case it's a private site with no commercial interest, my criteria is pretty much that those who I know from other sources and who I know will not be deliberately disruptive to the community are allowed to post. In the case of my site it's pretty much a "you've got to know somebody" sort of private club.
http://forum.madebymonkeys.net/ is muppets AFAIK
I changed my mind. Any muppet site would just be dumb.
Muppet has been forthcoming from hte very beginning about his board and has posted several times here about his process of developing it. It's no secret.
Why am I not suprised there are no registered users at muppet's forum...
That's a test forum, for another project. The actual forum is at http://forums.madebymonkeys.net
also, that particular forum is no longer under development. I've got a completely new CMS in the works in between various other offline projects. The forum at that URL was written 5 years ago as my learning project for Perl, and it shows. :-)
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