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Re: IPv6 address not working in Whois

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:14 pm
by Mick
It may be worth posting in ideas.

Re: IPv6 address not working in Whois

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:02 pm
by enter a valid email
Please note it could be complicate with the GDPR.
In my case I have a fixed IP and now happy when someone try to Track me down over Multiple Sites.

Re: IPv6 address not working in Whois

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:06 pm
by </Solidjeuh>
Mick wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:14 pm
It may be worth posting in ideas.
Good like this? viewtopic.php?f=556&t=2489706#p15114141

Re: IPv6 address not working in Whois

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:07 pm
by </Solidjeuh>
enter a valid email wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Please note it could be complicate with the GDPR.
In my case I have a fixed IP and now happy when someone try to Track me down over Multiple Sites.
The 'whois' needs to be only visible for admins or just the founder.

Re: IPv6 address not working in Whois

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:04 pm
by enter a valid email
The GDPR is even for the Admin valid. Its just a hint nothing elese. The Admin (/you) must know what the do.

Re: IPv6 address not working in Whois

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:11 pm
by </Solidjeuh>
enter a valid email wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:04 pm
The GDPR is even for the Admin valid. Its just a hint nothing elese. The Admin (/you) must know what the do.
Not to start an GDPR topic again, but the founder should always have the rights to see the whois information. I use it a lot to check new members. Just because I have a few people on my "blacklist", and I don't want them on my forum :roll:. I know that is not always reliable, but most of the time it is. +the founder should ALWAYS keep that information for him/herself.

Re: IPv6 address not working in Whois

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:09 am
by kasimi
As pointed out here, phpBB fetches whois information using the whois protocol. whatismyipaddress.com doesn't offer a whois service via the whois protocol, it only offers it via http.

Currently phpBB uses whois.arin.net for IPv4 addresses and whois.sixxs.net for IPv6 addresses. As already mentioned, SixXS discontinued their services in June 2017 which is why you're seeing an empty window. Meanwhile, ARIN also supports IPv6, so all whois requests can be handled through them. Ticket & PR.

Re: IPv6 address not working in Whois

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:03 pm
by </Solidjeuh>
kasimi wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:09 am
As pointed out here, phpBB fetches whois information using the whois protocol. whatismyipaddress.com doesn't offer a whois service via the wohis protocol, it only offers it via http.

Currently phpBB uses whois.arin.net for IPv4 addresses and whois.sixxs.net for IPv6 addresses. As already mentioned, SixXS discontinued their services in June 2017 which is why you're seeing an empty window. Meanwhile, ARIN also supports IPv6, so all whois requests can be handled through them. Ticket & PR.
That fix is working! :geek:

Re: IPv6 address not working in Whois

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:51 pm
by Mick
Thank you.

Re: IPv6 address not working in Whois

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:18 am
by LaxSlash1993
</Solidjeuh> wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:11 pm
+the founder should ALWAYS keep that information for him/herself.
Completely disagree. Any moderator or admin should be able to use the functionality.

Re: IPv6 address not working in Whois

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:24 am
by warmweer
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</Solidjeuh> wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:11 pm
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+the founder should ALWAYS keep that information for him/herself.
"Always"? one of the most misused words in any language.
LaxSlash1993 wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:18 am
Completely disagree. Any moderator or admin should be able to use the functionality.
Also here "Any" is just too broad to be used in this case (and other cases).
Moderator and Administrator are just words implying a certain set of administrative and moderative permissions. I can understand the feeling that the administrator(s) should have access to the IPs, but moderators a priori not.
phpBB allows defining different roles which have a different permissions set, implying that a moderator can have administrator permissions, in fact a "simple" member not belonging to any specific pre-defined group can have administrator permissions.

My point is: the words moderator and administrator only imply that that person has certain permissions allowing him/her to perform certain actions but it doesn't define which actions.

In my case on 1 board I was the only one with "can see IP" -permissions, on another I had "enhanced" moderators with those permissions. It's a matter question of trust, not of having a title.

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