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Trace IP of poster

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Trace IP of poster
December 13, 2017 02:50PM
IS there anyway with Phorum for me to trace the IP address of a poster. I get that it will come back to their router, but that is fine. Additionally, how about MAC addresses? Thanks
Re: Trace IP of poster
December 13, 2017 03:34PM
Phorum logs the IP that comes in with the post in the database. In most cases this is the assigned IP from the internet provider. If they go through an anonymizer, the logged IP is that of the anonymizing company.

In the admin, you can change whether the IP is shown to regular users, admins always see it.
Event logging captures the IP address and logs it if enabled.

Don't know how or if you can get a mac address.

If you are attempting to block spam, there are other tools/modules to assist.
Re: Trace IP of poster
December 13, 2017 04:26PM
Yes, I figured it would be the assigned IP of the Router's WAN. Interesting. A VPN of course would throw that off as well.

Thank you for the reply.
Re: Trace IP of poster
December 14, 2017 02:34AM
MAC is not possible, you only get that in the direct LAN area, not other the internet.


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