How do I find out the IP of a computer. - Page 3
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 25 of 25

Thread: How do I find out the IP of a computer.

  1. #21
    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Posts
    17,191
    Hey, nothing wrong with the thread mate, it's just that I find this account rather strange, and, if I'm right, very interesting?

    I am sure that most of us have called a helpdesk at some time and you just know that whoever you are talking to doesn't know anything about the product and isn't even listening.....they are just chasing a flowchart?

    This looks like a new angle, as the posts look like snips from Microsoft KB articles?

    I think that we might have another one on the go, but I am not sure yet.

    It has occurred to me that this same mechanism could be used to run sock accounts?

    Hey, tell me what you think, you've been around a long time..........is the donaldsmith account weird or am I just paranoid?
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

  2. #22
    THE Bastard Sys***** dinowuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Third planet from the Sun
    Posts
    1,247
    I don't know. Your talking about a Turing Test. If that is the case - Donald would have to monitor the results, or replies in this case.

    Can you see how often Donald logs on? Can you see the time stamps for every post in Donald's thread? If so, your paranoia is founded if Donald logs on shortly after each post to his thread.

    Quick question, can you (or any mod) modify user accounts? Specifically signatures?
    Last edited by dinowuff; July 30th, 2011 at 04:35 PM.
    09:F9:11:02:9D:74:E3:5B8:41:56:C5:63:56:88:C0

  3. #23
    THE Bastard Sys***** dinowuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Third planet from the Sun
    Posts
    1,247
    Jeez my grammar sucks.

    To prove your theory, Donald will log on every time a post is made to a thread he created.
    09:F9:11:02:9D:74:E3:5B8:41:56:C5:63:56:88:C0

  4. #24
    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Posts
    17,191
    Thanks, I obviously need to do some more research

    In answer to your question, yes, a moderator can modify signatures. I know that because I have occasionally removed hyperlinks to commercial sites from them.

    As regards Donald, I see what you are getting at, but suspect that he might be in early beta at this stage?

    It would be difficult to be sure if he logged on or not, as you can read posts as a guest and, like I said, he isn't responding. I don't think that Donald does anything after the first post, and I don't believe that he has created a thread himself.............I think that he is a response bot, and that any feedback is being gathered manually.

    I don't think that something like Donald would be much use on sites like this, as we allow multiple posters to a thread. In a one-on-one helpdesk scenario things would be quite different. I guess you could program to only respond to the OP, but that would look even more clumsy I would have thought?

    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

  5. #25
    They call me the Hunted foxyloxley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    3rd Rock from Sun
    Posts
    2,528
    if your theory IS correct, then they 'only' have to C+P replies anyway
    then get some 'analysts' to sort th eresponse s into some form of order

    we had someting like it at Fujitsu UK when I was there a while back
    allowed the 1st line to go quite deep into any reply

    quite a sight really
    can't remember the correct term for the logcal flow charts
    but you know em
    did such and such do xyz? ---> yes = or ---> no =

    that sort of thing
    we added to it as we worked too
    any new anomaly we found was inserted

    we could see a pattern within some 'engineers' PC DOA returns
    if their soccer team was playing a big game that night, their returns ent WAY up
    allowing them to complete their workload early :P

    so we added a few little tweaks to the scripts for the1st liner to work with
    55 - I'm fiftyfeckinfive and STILL no wiser,
    OLDER yes
    Beware of Geeks bearing GIF's
    come and waste the day :P at The Taz Zone

Similar Threads

  1. Securing 2000 Pro
    By akachuckie in forum The Security Tutorials Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: February 24th, 2005, 12:47 AM
  2. Spyware/Maleware User Agreements
    By moxnix in forum Spyware / Adware
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: July 8th, 2004, 01:42 PM
  3. Windows 2000 Tips
    By Nokia in forum Tips and Tricks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: June 12th, 2004, 05:13 PM
  4. The history of the Mac line of Operating systems
    By gore in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 7th, 2004, 07:02 AM
  5. Computer dictionary
    By ar_wind in forum Tech Humor
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: November 19th, 2003, 12:48 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 Security News

     Patches

       Security Trends

         How-To

           Buying Guides