| 9:52 am on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I wish the webmaster who found a way to disallow phony votes would write in.
Some of us may like to know how he does it. -Larry
| 9:59 am on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I sincerely dont think he disallows phony votes.
Because you wont get votes at such a rate for that kind of a contest unless u and webmaster are friends or u really knows what should be done to bypass that. And there is something in the setup which is not correct because when I try to join the website as a newuser with a new mail id from a same PC, a message says "Mail id already exists you have not activated it"...
Howz that possible? coz it requires an activation and then only I get registered completely.
| 11:00 am on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Can somebody suggest me a way here please....?
Does the website takes into account IP adress too...?
| 4:11 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)|
France why would anyone want to help you cheat? :-)
| 4:34 pm on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)|
*nods at what rocknbilly said*
Probably the best more or less trustworthy way to disable people from voting over and over again is to first make a sign up process for the voters (to prevent them from writing bots/macros), and besides not allowing people to vote more than once/account also logging voters' IP addresses and only letting a set amount of votes to be cast from one IP.
If you have the time to register new accounts though, you can still use anonymous proxy servers to pass the IP check.
| 11:11 pm on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)|
The award should go to best devious computing, not best photograph.
| 9:54 am on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)|
If cookies are being used, you could delete all cookies and vote three more times.
If IP addresses are being used, you would have to use a new proxy server for each vote. However, the chances are that the IP addresses of many free proxies will be known and excluded.
In fact, even proxies don't always mask your location entirely. Some time ago, as a test, I tried a geolocation site - it still found me in the UK even though I was using a proxy in Texas (it found that too). I have no idea how this works - but it does.
You're probably wasting your time.
| 10:38 am on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Just as a side note. Depending on server configuration they can have different settings for passing the data. In some cases they replace the senders data in the header with their own (anonymous proxies), but most just forward all the data the way they got it (transparent proxies) so using a transparent proxy is most likely the reason you could trace the route back to your location. Also, it's worth of mentioning that most of the public servers are transparent ones (but there is quite a noticible amount of misconfigured "private" anonymous ones around though, which allow just about anyone to send data through them). If you want to test your servers anonymity there are tons of scripts available on the 'net. Just google it for more info.
Also, sometimes target servers try connecting to different ports on your comp than from what you usually use and if you don't have all of them set up to use the same proxy server, then they'll have a "direct" connection to you and won't have any problems recovering your IP or location. Some proxies have quite peculiar ways of acting when it comes to some particular requests, so it might be a good idea to chain a few anonymous proxies to gain more or less full anonymity. ;)
| 9:44 pm on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)|
You could also submit a better photo. -Larry