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Argh! Not the "IP for unique votes" cargo-cult junk again! How many times do we need to go through this?

Repeat after me:

  • An IP address is not a user
  • An IP address is not a user
  • An IP address is not a user
Trivial counter-examples:
  1. AOL.com's proxy, where every hit comes from a different address, even within the same session
  2. Dialup sessions (including most cable modems) where every session is a different IP
  3. Proxy servers for nearly all of the corporate access
Please don't make me have to repeat this stuff Yet Another Time.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker


In reply to RE: Re: Quick and easy way to prevent multiple votes? by merlyn
in thread Quick and easy way to prevent multiple votes? by Anonymous Monk

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