[wp-hackers] Revisiting phone home and privacy

Doug Stewart zamoose at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 02:15:39 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 7:20 PM, Lynne Pope <lynne.pope at gmail.com> wrote:

> It is not necessary to collect information about plugins and themes that
> are
> external to the repository. There is no valid reason for descriptions to be
> collected. Each update query sends the IP address which is, itself, a
> unique
> identifier - associating the blog URL to the rest of the data is
> unnecessary.
I agree with most of your points except for this one. Shared hosts share IPs
as well as hardware in many cases.

Or, in my case, my multiple domains all share the same IP address, so you DO
need to provide something a bit more specific than IP in order to ensure
true uniqueness.


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