[wp-hackers] The Whois in comment emails

Podz podz at tamba2.org.uk
Wed Dec 7 20:18:25 GMT 2005

Austin Matzko wrote:
> On 12/7/05, Podz <podz at tamba2.org.uk> wrote:
>> What does it do now ?
> This is the link I got for the latest build:
> http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=
> Isn't that what it's always done?

But what did it do ? I can't see what it's there for.
The 'author' line gives the IP and the provider. The anti-spam solutions
we have now would seem to do a better job of any Whois so if the
original intent was that it gave a blog owner more information then has
this not been superceded ? If someone is open about their info, then it
will be in the author line. If they are not then the Whois line adds
nothing either.
Just thinking out loud :)


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