BSDstats Project v2.0 ...
Marc G. Fournier
scrappy at freebsd.org
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 ...
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