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Re: Voting checks IP!!

by Zecho (Hermit)
on Sep 29, 2001 at 16:29 UTC ( #115621=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Voting checks IP!!

>and if the user is not logged in then we can use the IP

How do you vote if you're not logged in?

>Better to use something else (But what?)

Anyone know how to get the mac-address with perl? Other than that, the ip is about the only way that I can come up with to confirm that the votes are not coming from the same place. Checking cookies would obviously not help, unless one is set for every vote cast, and then it's still not a secure system.

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Re: Re: Voting checks IP!!
by jepri (Parson) on Sep 29, 2001 at 20:39 UTC
    MAC addresses never make it past the first router.

    I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.

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