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You know it's time to quit when...
From: "Matthew D. Lammers" <lammers () zeus netset com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 03:00:48 -0500 (EST)
This probably doesn't belong here, but this _could_ be considered humorous
and we all like humor...I'm forwarding a bit of e-mail that the staff for
our Dial In Internet Services received tonight...
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< The second question has to do with privacy. I noted that when
< I went to "the Stalker's Home Page" the server could read
< the Domain name for my IP address. Since my Domain name can
< change every time I dial in, that's no big deal, but
< I have read that credit card numbers and other such
< information can be extrapolated from my machine even if I'm
< using a temporary IP address.
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How do I 'splain to the user that his IP address is nothing too secretive
and what DNS really is for? :) I think he thinks that his IP was read
from his hard drive....
Although it is slightly possible that his HD can get "read" with HTML
cookies and other methods, do I invoke the fear of God into this poor soul
and tell him everything I can or just shut up and play dumb?
Maybe some RFCs will clear things up for him...Nah, I'll just tell
him it's all magic.
And I just wonder how "temporary" IP address space is allocated?
Afterall, I was hoping that we could play magical CIDR blocks and get all
new ones next week...These /17s are all dirty now and I want new ones.
Matthew D. Lammers -- NetSet Internet Solutions, Inc.
- You know it's time to quit when... Matthew D. Lammers (Jan 09)