How come when people leave comments I can see their IP address?
I have not noticed this before today, but when I was approving comments an IP address was listed below the approve/deny button. Twice, two separate IP address? Why?
We have always been able to see IP addresses of people signed into Hubpages in the comments of our own hubs. I think it is a security measure so that if someone is abusive etc. that the person can be identified at the source, even if the person has more than one account.
You can also see the IPs of unauthenticated users (visitors that don't have a HubPages account) if they leave a comment on one of your hubs.
The IP address 192.168.1.1 is generally being used by The Linksys company and some small firms which develop routers and similar.. Each and every single piece of equipment in a network system comes with an Ip and pieces of equipment make use of it to recognize them selves. At the same time the IP address of every single device in the computer network has to be one of a kind. This is significant as a way for the personal computer to be able to receive data that are just for that personal computer only.
by Audrey Selig 8 years ago
I just noticed this. Is it new or has it always been there? What would be the reason for this posting?
by Nell Rose 22 months ago
Please, can you bring back the IP addresses at the bottom of the comment boxes when someone makes a comment? We always used to be able to check out where someone comes from after they made a comment.It's okay if the comment is nice, but if we get one that's insulting or even slightly threatening I...
by Kiz Robinson 12 years ago
I just wanted to say THANK YOU to Hubpages staff for implementing the IP function.Tonight I received two horrid comments from the same user, one while not signed in, one while signed in - and the thought came up:Is there any "block" option in the works or on the ever-growing list of stuff...
by Ohma 11 years ago
Status: Approvedip: 18.104.22.168Ohma says:5 days agoI copied this out of one of my Hubs. Since when did our ip adresses start showing up in hub Comments and why?
by Elizabeth 8 years ago
For several months now (almost since I joined hubpages) I have been getting harassing, threatening and ridiculous comments from the same person. I originally encountered her in a forum, and she has not left me alone since. She repeatedly leaves me harassing fan mail, none of which has...
by Debra Allen 10 years ago
I am being stalked. He will post garbage in my hubs. He followed me here from another social network. I deleted his email from all my contact lists and email programs. Is there anything hat I can do to rid this creep from bothering me here too? His name is Lay...
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