Change request to provide more security (in General)

WeaponX October 26 2005 10:41 AM EDT

Make IP addresses only viewable by admins. i've thought about this for awhile and although CB as a whole has a great community we have had some very crazy people "crackmonkey" just to name 1. i think it really is odd when there are so many IP tracers out they're all it takes is 1 fanatic and we could have a serious issue. am i crazy for thinking this way?

Adrian Exodus October 26 2005 10:45 AM EDT

your on the net...what makes you think you can hide your ip.

WeaponX October 26 2005 10:47 AM EDT

good point. but in this system i feel it is just to open to psychotic people

bartjan October 26 2005 10:48 AM EDT

IP tracers can only trace to your ISP, not to you.

Admins rely on users to find multis and other rule breakers (yes, we manage to find quite a lot of multis on our own, but would miss a lot of them if it wasn't for other users alerting us).

Tezmac October 26 2005 10:48 AM EDT

People bullying you back?

"If you don't stop farming our clan... I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!!" hehehe jk :O)

QBJohnnywas October 26 2005 10:57 AM EDT

Mega found a horse's head in the bed this morning....

Sukotto [lookingglas] October 26 2005 11:00 AM EDT

We know where you are....

bartjan October 26 2005 11:09 AM EDT

My IP is and my parent's IP is
This information is useless when you want to find out where I live, or where my parents live (finding out the country does not count... 16 million people should be enough to guarantee anonymity...).
I'm really curious if any IP tracer is able to trace either IP correctly to the righ city...

WeaponX October 26 2005 11:14 AM EDT

Tezmac... no i've actually been pondering this issue for months

bartjan October 26 2005 11:32 AM EDT

Megaman, you use AOL, and share IP with 148 other CB players. I seriously doubt they all live in the same street as you do.
If someone were tracing (one of) your IP(s), how would they know they end up at your house, and not at someone else (or most likely, end up at AOL head quarters)?

Relic October 26 2005 11:34 AM EDT

Unless you pay for a static external IP address, you are on a DHCP server via your ISP which is most likely behind a proxy. There is relatively no way to track you even remotely close to your house. Unless of course, if you host your own ISP. :P

AdminJonathan October 26 2005 11:34 AM EDT

Amazing, that you can ponder this for months and still not arrive at useful conclusions.

Perhaps you should re-think your pondering strategy. Maybe involving google would help. :)

WeaponX October 26 2005 11:49 AM EDT

i'm not thinking for me. i'm thinking for those who's IPs don't change. Jon how about CB create a user specific number for in place of IPs?. we've only got about 5 thousand players a year come through here and by just guessing 35% are purged or banned.

BrandonLP October 26 2005 11:53 AM EDT

Megaman, it's seriously not an issue. You can find out someone's IP address using AIM. It's very, very common and not really open to abuse.

[Tranquility]-USDForger [Azn Forgesmith] October 26 2005 11:57 AM EDT

Good luck this Halloween , MegamanV7 :D

bartjan October 26 2005 12:27 PM EDT

My IP is static. My parent's IP isn't, but hasn't changed for year+ they have their ADSL line. You will still fail to find the city/town I and/or my parents live in (via IP lookup. Social hacking doesn't count).

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] October 26 2005 2:09 PM EDT

You can track alot of IP's down to a city, but thats about it. Check this out:

bartjan October 26 2005 2:15 PM EDT

Let's just say that I never ever heard of the town 'Overtoomseveld' I supposedly live in ;)

Special J October 26 2005 2:57 PM EDT

Well, who cares about IPs when people are giving me directions with the google map thing.

Now I do know where you live.

PoisoN October 26 2005 3:20 PM EDT

Use a proxy.

Arorrr October 26 2005 3:24 PM EDT

Don't use a proxy or you will get ban.

Beside, a proxy will let you make multiple accounts (to hide your true source) and with the NUB nowday.... so just don't go there.

Special J October 26 2005 3:59 PM EDT

Proxys will report a true IP if requested properly, days of old.

Quark October 28 2005 1:36 AM EDT

Firewall if you're worried about attacks. And proxies can be a necessity if you're at a workplace.
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