BSDstats Project v2.0 ...

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Wed Aug 9 00:30:41 UTC 2006

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Antony Mawer wrote:

> On 9/08/2006 9:16 AM, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>>> Can you tell me exactly what you do with those two pieces of data?  Is 
>>> there any way that information would be accessible from the internet?
>> Absolutely nothing else we do with it ... it just gives us a unique key to 
>> work with ... in fact, assuming each of your servers use a different IP, 
>> there is no reason you couldn't do the uname trick above to hide the 
>> hostname ...
>> Unless someone breaks into the server, or database, somehow, the data isn't 
>> accessible ...
> What if we improved upon this - if instead of storing the hostname and IP 
> address, we stored a one-way hash of this information? OpenSSH in recent 
> versions takes the same approach with its authorized_keys files...

Could create problems long term .. one thing I will be using the 
IPs to do is:

SELECT ip, count(1) FROM systems GROUP BY ip ORDER BY count DESC;

to look for any 'abnormalities' like todays with Armenia ...

hashing it would make stuff like that fairly difficult ...

Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (
Email . scrappy at                              MSN . scrappy at
Yahoo . yscrappy               Skype:        ICQ . 7615664

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list