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Re: Users with same IP Address
Reply #3 - Feb 2nd, 2011 at 1:18am
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Just keep in mind that any user that uses an ISP with Proxy will share his ip address with every other user from that ISP. There is no secure way to tell if the same ip address is used by multiple users intentionally. For that, you have to use other, more advanced kinds of tracking mechanisms like detecting users by their browser details (cookies, installed plugins, fonts, settings etc) or the way they navigate the site. You can also try to track users by analysing the caching behaviour of their browser. But all those are really advanced techniques which are not for the common forum admin. You need a lot of skill to put those to use. Only Google can do those with ease. Wink
  

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Reply #2 - Jan 14th, 2011 at 3:02pm
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Thanks Derek!
  
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Reply #1 - Jan 14th, 2011 at 2:22am
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Hi,

Unfortunately there's no real way of doing that by default.

There is a Mod to 'Search for IP Address', which will basically let you search for posts made by a certain IP:

http://www.boardmod.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1249872627

And YaMMS (a member map and advanced member list) which has a 'Sort by IP Address' feature:

http://www.carsten-dalgaard.dk/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1287026922

I guess you're probably looking for a simpler solution, but I'm afraid that they are the only things I can think of off hand...
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Users with same IP Address
Jan 13th, 2011 at 11:49pm
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Is there a way to find this out?  We have people registering under multiple usernames, alter egos if you will.  I cannot find a way to list IP addresses with usernames and sort by IP.

Thanks,

Steve
  
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