[wp-hackers] Future Posting Fix Request

Scot Hacker shacker at birdhouse.org
Tue Jul 25 17:06:02 GMT 2006

> From: "Aaron Brazell" <emmensetech at gmail.com>
> What happens if the IP is not static and is assigned by DHCP from  
> an ISP to
> multiple clients over a period of a month? Or, God forbid, the user  
> is using
> AOL and is being routed through the annoying AOL proxies, or simply  
> behind a
> regular proxy? Banning the IP could have long lasting detrimental  
> effects,
> donchathink?

Yep, those  possibilities are  real. But they're what I've come to   
believe  are acceptable risks. Even if  a false positive does get in  
there  from time to time, the chances of  that affecting a legit user  
who wants to see one of  my customers' sites is extremely low. Also,  
the firewall  can only take so many IPs, and it automatically rotates  
old IPs off the  top of the stack when it adds new ones. And I can  
always whitelist an IP if I get a complaint. The value of the  
technique hugely outweighs any downsides, IMO.


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