users with prog showing IP in sig

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Sazar, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I told him its not malicious and he should not worry...

    I would like to know what my esteemed colleagues think about the ip showing things... :)
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    as far as I know its not causing any harm... ?
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    They arent showing their own IP they are showing yours. It is done with PHP and the GD lib, it gets your IP and then adds that to the text of the image. It could easily be modified to store the IPs in a database or text file, indeed thats how my old sig blocker worked, it checked the users IP against a list of ones which had requested blocking.
     
  4. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Unleashed is one that is usin this setup in his "SIG". It also lists what OS you are runnin and your browser version, then a small "one liner" under that.
     
  5. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I must be missing something, I haven't noticed these :shrug:
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Personally, I don't have a problem with it, but I understand some people's concern.

    Trouble is, even if he's asked to remove the image, he could easily still log member's IPs with PHP if he wants to, perhaps by just creating a 1px by 1px image with the same script that nobody can see. *shrug*
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    yeah, I think its best to either leave it or perhaps ask him to submit the code to be checked
     
  8. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

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    The IP display via GD libraries isn't anything to worry about - nothing unusual.

    MdSalih
     
  9. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    I'm not worried... me on router hardware firewall... plus my connection is dynamic, soooz I get new address all da time. :D
     
  10. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    Is it me or do some members seem alittle paranoid lately ??
     
  11. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    What do you mean by that? Do you know something I don't? Why are you being so secretive?
     
  12. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    Why?? What did you hear?? Who told you about it??
     
  13. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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  14. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    Whats that mean?? What are trying to say?? Tell me ... TELL ME !!! I know you know and I want you to tell me now?? You know what I mean so dont pretend you dont know... TELL ME !!!
     
  15. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    dont tell him its a secret, hes not supposed to know about the plotting
     
  16. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    If weezz tell ya, then weezz gotta kill ya. :D

    Soooooooo, don't ask.

    But if ya really must know... "News At Eleven". :p
     
  17. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    I have no idea what you mean. *stairs at the ceiling and whistles innocently*
     
  18. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    probably that huge squirrel of yours got em all spooked...