[opensource-dev] Viewers in the directory are being impersonated already

Erik Anderson erikba at odysseus.anderson.name
Mon Apr 12 16:03:22 PDT 2010

Yah, but it might start looking a bit suspicious if it looks like you're
using computers as one-time pads, always using a different system for each
connection for a certain account?  Might not be as easily detectable for the
short-term accounts that get banned within minutes, but anything with
history would stick out fairly obviously.

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Dale Glass <dale at daleglass.net> wrote:

> В сообщении от Вторник 13 апреля 2010 00:52:48 вы написали:
> > There's still other facets.  For example, the approved viewers get some
> > publicity and reputation by being on the approved viewers page, and it
> >  makes people think that much harder about using sketchy viewers to do
> >  sketchy things.  (And yeah, they have to do one extra sketchy thing, as
> >  Thomas mentions.)
> I don't think it makes a big difference.
> I'm talking about a group with a "FOR THE LULZ!" motto. I don't think they
> care much about keeping any account of theirs for very long.
> >
> > (As an aside, connecting from the same account and/or same IP with random
> > MACs seems pretty obviously strange and detectable.  There's a few more
> > hoops left to jump through there.)
> That will take some work though. At my house there are 5 computers that
> could
> run a SL client, that's 5 MACs, all behind the same NATed IP address.
> Schools,
> workplaces, cafes, etc could have hundreds of legitimate ones.
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