|Quote: Guest [Unregistered|
at 05:00:26 Wed Mar 6 2002]
Admins have more information - like IP's on who's online on every page, and to convert it into a hotname.
okay so an admin of a board I post on does not have the ability to see my hostname? It seems like those two statements contradict eachother but it's probably just I am misunderstanding something.
And no, admins don't have access to that information from registered users - just you have the option to make sure you only log in from the same hostname
They don't contradict each other.
I clearly said registered users in the second post. Admins can see the hostnames of guests, but not registered users. It's all the abuse by guests approach - guests cause too much trouble for some people. So you can either disable guest posting/viewing, or see what their IP & hostname is.
YES, and admin at a board has the ability to see YOUR hostname, because you're a guest.
They don't have the ability to see fluffysue's (who that quote was answering), because she's registered.
(Well actually, anybody can get a hostname from an IP by just logging into a *nix shell and typing "host xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx". It's not like a hostname is a sacred piece of information like a credit card number, so it's freely available to anyone, anywhere, any time, as long as they've got a *nix shell handy
)[Edited By BbBoy at 09:14:01 Wed Mar 6 2002]