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Offline antler

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missing IP addresses
« on: January 22, 2016, 03:03:06 PM »
Did a search and didn't find an answer on how some new members to my Forum are blocking their IP addresses. Not all members, just a few.

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Re: missing IP addresses
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 03:04:54 PM »
How do you mean "blocking"?   How do you know that they are "blocking" their IP address?

What version of SMF?
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Re: missing IP addresses
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 07:23:46 PM »
How do you mean "blocking"?   How do you know that they are "blocking" their IP address?

What version of SMF?
  SMF 2.0.11        unless SMF has a way to block certain, then the user must be doing it. Only 5 members do not show their IP address

Offline Illori

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Re: missing IP addresses
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 07:42:30 PM »
can you ask those users if they are using ipv6 ip addresses? SMF 2.0 does not fully support those.

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Re: missing IP addresses
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 07:51:55 PM »
can you ask those users if they are using ipv6 ip addresses? SMF 2.0 does not fully support those.

I can ask but they will know the answer. Assuming they would have to ask their host.

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Re: missing IP addresses
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 07:58:13 PM »
On second thought, could it be cell phone users?

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Re: missing IP addresses
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 09:59:12 PM »
See, you didn't actually answer my question by what you mean by "blocking"

From the conversation, can I assume that you actually mean "the user's IP address shows up as blank"

If you had answered that to begin with, I would have been abl to definititivly answer that the users are almost certainly in IPv6 addresses and 2.0 does not track those.
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Re: missing IP addresses
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2016, 11:08:07 AM »
My apologies, being clairvoyant, I should have known exactly how to ask the question. You did however divulge an issue that I had never heard of before.

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Re: missing IP addresses
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 06:18:07 AM »
I found this thread while researching and read it with interest.

So two years later :-), I'd like to pick up this question again, because even in the SMF forum I administer (barchetta-Forum.de), the number of users for whom no IP is displayed is increasing (so probably users with IPv6).

Is there a way to change this situation, i.e. to display their IP in SMF?

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Re: missing IP addresses
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 07:55:35 AM »
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with support questions.  You will get better and faster responses in the support boards.  Thank you.

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Re: missing IP addresses
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2019, 08:20:16 AM »
@Kindred: Thank you a lot for replying so quickly!

Under these circumstances I decide not to run into any risk - if there is no better way.

Fortunately our forum is quite serious - and not too big, so I can adminsitrate it well in the most cases without having a look to the IP's.

SMF is obviously "getting into the years", but I still like the interface and the options very much!

Thanks again!
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Re: missing IP addresses
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2019, 12:15:21 PM »
SMF is obviously "getting into the years"

I believe SMF 2.1 supports ipv6.  It's at RC2, I would wait until final is released before upgrading production forum.

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Re: missing IP addresses
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2019, 12:16:09 PM »
the biggest question is: Why do you think you need to know the users' IP addresses?

Unless you are actually fairly technical, there is not any real reason - except to, possibly, link someone who is posting from multiple different accounts.
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Re: missing IP addresses
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2019, 03:25:31 AM »
After I had banned two members after sustained destructive behavior, I observed the IPs to find out wether they registered again with a fake identiy - and one of them did indeed.

And since long in our forum it is forbidedn to register with two accounts, which was controlled by IP automatically.

But you are right: In 2019 any experienced user is of course able to hide his real IP and ID (he was not!) ;-) And in times of EU-DSGVO showing IPs is getting a further problem anyway.