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Re: blocking IPs

by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
on Jan 27, 2004 at 06:17 UTC ( #324362=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to blocking IPs

As has been discussed here many times before, blocking on IP will not work. Every AOL, dial-up and many NAT users will be allocated a different IP each time they connect.

Alternatively, where many users inside a LAN get to the internet through a common firewall, NAT or proxy, one IP will translate to many users. Without using some sort of cookie system, you will have considerable trouble determining which users have voted for what.

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Re: Re: blocking IPs
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 27, 2004 at 06:43 UTC
    Even so, I'd rather be able to block and IP for an hour rather than having them be able to vote for the same image at 1 star 20 times in a row.

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