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    If someone makes a post to a forum that allows anonymous posting does that post contain any type of digital key or other digital identifier that can be accessed by another poster by either proper or improper means?

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    By anonymous, I assume you mean not requiring registration? The IP address of the user could still be logged, but nobody else could access it unless the forum administrator publicized it, or unless it's another user on the same ISP as you (assuming the IP is not static).

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    Thanks for the reply JPnyc. True, no registration was required. I need to clarify that I personally do need access anything on anyone. A friend made an anonymous post on a forum called topix.com that offended some hothead who then posted what appears to be HTML code stating the friends identity was in a hidden digital key within the code. I told him I thought the hothead was bluffing but would ask on this forum to be sure. I can post a copy if you would like to see it.

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    If no registration is required, and no information was volunteered by the poster, the only thing they could get is the IP address, and from that you can get the ISP and General location.

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    JPnyc is correct BUT (don't you always hate the butts) If the hothead ran the physical server all bets are off. You connect to one of my servers and I know your internal IP even if you use NAT, your browser, your screen resolution hell If I wanted I could tell how much disk space you have. I'm guessing that the hothead posted A session cookie trying to look cool
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    Hey dinowuff or whatever, has the ******* finally fallen apart?
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil
    Hey dinowuff or whatever, has the ******* finally fallen apart?
    Na I just like to go slumming, every now and then, on my old stomping grounds.
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    Why not?

    Why couldn't an ip be stored in a cookie? A script that could write a cookie would most likely be coded by someone who also knew how to do, at the very least, a check for the ip of the requesting computer.
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    Dino,

    I don't get it...

    JPnyc is correct BUT (don't you always hate the butts)
    OK... that's not what I don't get... it's just a funny typo


    If the hothead ran the physical server all bets are off. You connect to one of my servers and I know your internal IP even if you use NAT, your browser, your screen resolution hell If I wanted I could tell how much disk space you have. I'm guessing that the hothead posted A session cookie trying to look cool
    I'm not sure why it matters whether or not Mr. Hothead is running the server or not. How, when I'm using NAT, would you be able to see my internal IP (other than by using a cookie - not sure how that would even work)? If you can, I would like you to explain that. And if so, I would like you to explain how it matters whether or not you're running the server (and I really mean that... the more days go by, the more I realize I don't understand this stuff...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripstone
    Why couldn't an ip be stored in a cookie? A script that could write a cookie would most likely be coded by someone who also knew how to do, at the very least, a check for the ip of the requesting computer.
    I didn't say it couldn't, just that I doubted it would be. What's the purpose of it? If the guy he's concerned about is the admin of the forum, he sure doesn't need to put the IP into a cookie to know what it is.

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