[sarex] Re: Packet and Crossband repeater

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Wed May 23 21:18:17 PDT 2007

I'd recommend being a little careful about what you conclude from an IP 
address.  Employees at a large company are all going to look like they have 
the same IP address once their traffic hits the internet, by virtue of their 
corporate firewall.

Greg  KO6TH

----Original Message Follows----
From: Gregg Wonderly <w5ggw at cox.net>
Reply-To: w5ggw at wonderly.org
To: "Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]" <kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov>
CC: sarex at AMSAT.Org
Subject: [sarex] Re: Packet and Crossband repeater
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 11:56:25 -0500

Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR] wrote:
 > I tested the system to verify the validity of the poll and voted a few
 > dozen times during my check. It is not the honest hams that concern me.
 > It is the one person that voted 700 times trying to sway opinion.

So the from IP address is recorded as part of the HTTP transaction for each 
   submission.  Thus, the results reporting could, in fact just take the 
vote for each IP address and report such results.  Thus, it wouldn't have to
complain about duplicates.  But, if you voted repeatedly and saw the numbers
changing per your voting attempts, then it's clearly not configured to be 
about taking votes only once for each IP address.

Gregg Wonderly
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