March 28th, 2003, 05:48 PM
Using cookies to verify visitors
The problem is there are several accounts that I know for sure are multi-accounts, yet they don't seem to get deleted.
My question is could these other accounts actually have a way of fooling his verification(and if so how can I prove it to him) or is he merely deleting only the accounts he chooses to, thereby favoring one side?
March 28th, 2003, 07:07 PM
How about simply having 2 or more different computers on seperate ip addresses? This could be especially easy on dial-ups that don't monitor a single account holder logging into 2 or more modems in their bank, remotely accessing another computer, etc... This way they would be using seperate ip address, seperate cookies, seperate monitors, seperate everything, yet be the same person.
Then they came for the Catholics and I didn\'t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me--and by that time no one was left to speak up.
-- Martin Niemöller 1892-1984
March 28th, 2003, 07:18 PM
It's also not necessarily a good idea to ban multiple accounts from the same IP address. Many institutions (particulary those in educational sectors) have a gateway/proxy to the internet with a single IP address. Each request over HTTP is forwarded by the proxy, so the site that someone is visiting will only see the one main IP address, rather than the ones used for internal network purposes. Stop multiple accounts from the same IP address and you effectively limit such places to only one person being allowed to sign up for the service.