IP lookups atnn mystery?

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IP lookups atnn mystery?

Postby Chewy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:50 pm

In a forum where I mod I have to investigate sigs etc from possible spammers before I ban user and delete posts. A few are maliscous and I use FF/noscript to cover that, but recently several links and or tools are returning spurious data for IP locations

This AM I found a spammer posting from 116.71.177.36

http://tools.whois.net/index.php?fuseac ... yipresults

gave me the AU/OZ result, basically worthless

http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm?GetLocation

gave me the netherlands

worthless again

My old visualroute/expired and unupdated gave me pakistan>HK

hpHosts gave me the most believable result

inetnum: 116.71.0.0 - 116.71.255.255
netname: PTCL
descr: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited
descr: IP, Broadband and IPTV Services,
descr: Islamabad
country: PK

I banned the SOB anyway

advertising american and french trader markets online?

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Re: IP lookups atnn mystery?

Postby MysteryFCM » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:37 pm

That IP belongs to a known spambot :)

whois.net is querying the wrong IP, which is why it's results are wrong;

NetRange: 116.0.0.0 - 116.255.255.255

It should be;

inetnum: 116.71.0.0 - 116.71.255.255

No idea where geobytes.com gets it's data but it's so inaccurate it's funny.
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Re: IP lookups atnn mystery?

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Re: IP lookups atnn mystery?

Postby Chewy » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:07 am

Thanks guys/gals, I have sat on my arse with this technology for over a year, I need to get uptodate!

Our admin let's us global mods shoot first and ask questions later but I hate to be very trigger happy

Our forum software let's me mass delete and report as spam to a service, that's a godsend

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Re: IP lookups atnn mystery?

Postby MysteryFCM » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:27 am

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Re: IP lookups atnn mystery?

Postby Chewy » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:58 am

Thanks passed on link

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Re: IP lookups atnn mystery?

Postby JeanInMontana » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:15 pm

I'm thinking of allowing Gmail again since that was installed here. I know lots don't like Gmail I personally love it.
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