[request] IP Tracking

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[request] IP Tracking

Post by IPB_Refugee » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:49 am

Hi,

it would be great to have an IP tracking tool in ACP. This tool should at least show

- when two or more members have visited the board (or even posted) with/from one and the same IP address
- save and show all IP addresses from all members
- save and show the IP address and the email address which were valid at the time when someone registered an account
- ability to search for IP addresses/members
- ability to configure the MOD (how many IP addresses should be saved? delete the x oldest IP addresses and so on)

For phpBB2 there are e.g. these MODs:
## Mod Title: Log IP's on Registration
## Mod Version: 1.1.2
## Author: Woody <scoobler@gmail.com>
## Description: This will log a users IP when they register.
## From the admin panel, you can search for a user
## you will be displayed with the username you
## searched for, the IP they registered at, their
## email address and any other username's that
## registered from that IP address.
## MOD Title: Advanced IP Tracking
## MOD Author: aUsTiN => austin_inc@hotmail.com
## modifiziert von andreasOymann und FSKiller
## MOD Description: Track IPs, Page Views, Username, Admin Hits, Referer, Browser
## MOD Version: 2.2.2
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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by Nothing is easy » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:09 pm

While I understand your sentiments behind this mod request, there a plenty of situations where the same IP address is legitimately used by more than 1 user. Probably the best example of this is AOL users - just do an IP check on a post from any AOL user on your board and you will get a list of many more users who are definitely not the same person but have used that IP address at some time.

Similarly the same thing happens with different users who use an ISP that allocates dynamic IP addresses.

This is why you should be carefull before banning any IP address that you don't cause unintentionally bans on others users.

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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by IPB_Refugee » Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:41 pm

Hi Nothing is easy,

you are absolutely right. I know these things but nonetheless an IP Tracking MOD can really be helpful. (So my request persists.)
Nothing is easy wrote:This is why you should be carefull before banning any IP address that you don't cause unintentionally bans on others users.
Til now I never had to ban an IP address or a user. :)

Have a nice weekend
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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by HollywoodHogan » Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:20 pm

Just to add to the IP address talk. How about also having the ability to check further into the IP address. Like, perhaps have a page that shows full details on that address as far as who the ISP is, contact info for the ISP, etc. Just in case you need to report a frequent offender to their ISP. :twisted:

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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by KidneyBoy » Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:48 pm

I too would like to get similar tools. There's an IP logger that logs the date/time/IP/browser, and points out any duplicate IP's for version 2.x (Called CCIP Logger, or CodeCrush IP Logger)

I'd love to see something similar to this for 3.x as well. As mentioned above, yes the IP can be shared from an ISP, but I believe that CCIP adds something to the cookie that specifically points out that the actual computer has used a diffrent username. Yes you can get around that by simply deleting your cookies, but my experience is that most people do not realize that, so it's a *VERY* helpful tool.

Anyway, I would LOVE to see something like this added as well. I sure hope somebody with the time and smarts could consider this project!

*cheers*

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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by jon123 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:04 am

i also would like this Thanks

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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by RedTrinity » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:02 am

I would personally love to see the Codecrush Log System developed for PHPBB3 :D

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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by IPB_Refugee » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:13 pm

KidneyBoy wrote:I too would like to get similar tools. There's an IP logger that logs the date/time/IP/browser, and points out any duplicate IP's for version 2.x (Called CCIP Logger, or CodeCrush IP Logger)

I'd love to see something similar to this for 3.x as well. As mentioned above, yes the IP can be shared from an ISP, but I believe that CCIP adds something to the cookie that specifically points out that the actual computer has used a diffrent username.
That sounds good. :) I think the main reason for wanting this MOD is to get known of multiple accounts from one PC. Would you agree?

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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by RedTrinity » Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:28 am

IPB_Refugee wrote: I think the main reason for wanting this MOD is to get known of multiple accounts from one PC. Would you agree?

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Yeah that and also tracking guest visits and IP addresses :P

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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by IPB_Refugee » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:53 am

I see. :)

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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by IPB_Refugee » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:54 pm

Two month over - so I should be allowed to bump this topic. :)

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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by IPB_Refugee » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:18 pm

Another four months are over. So why not giving this thread a little bumping? :P

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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by Palom » Thu May 01, 2008 12:49 am

Sorry to bump, but I am looking for something to track IP addresses, as well.

My forum has someone that's logging in to another's account to access private members-only areas. The only problem is that since he does not post anything, we have no record of the IP address to prove when it's happening. I would like to be able to keep logs of IP addresses when a user logs in to cross reference and see which account this is happening on.

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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by IPB_Refugee » Tue May 20, 2008 8:12 pm

It would also be important for me to track all page views, like the Advanced IP Tracking MOD for phpBB-2 does: Which user read which topic at which time and with which IP? In fact I needed this feature three times in the last few months. :?

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Re: [request] IP Tracking

Post by DarkArchon » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:29 pm

Another bump I suppose, I could really use a professionally written mod like this. I realize IP's aren't the best thing to ban by, but until someone can think of something better, it's what we got. Idealy I want to check for "multis" (there is a reason behind this on my board), so something like Username, last 10 IPs, login times... someone mentioned something with the cookies, perhaps ISP, browser, etc.

For bonus points, a way to compare all this that points out which users more than likely have multiple accounts.

Anyway, it's been more than a few months, so a) has anyone found this, and b) bump!

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