Exactly my view.
In "Some IP Numbers, Some Just a bunch of Gogelty-Guk" [webmasterworld.com...] I posted that I was no longer seeing IP Numbers in my access_log files. Instead, I'm seeing the DNS(?) routing something or other.
I've made no server side changes, so my host server has to have done something. An upgrade, I don't know.
I just couldn't get her to understand, that without IP Numbers I have no way of tracking down 'offenders'.
Because of the language barrier, communicating with support, was not pretty :(
Anyway, it's such a simple thing in this binary world. The positivism of: Yes, or No; + or -; This way, or that way.
See where I'm heading with this?
Why did it change, and who changed it? That's the jist of my point in that post. (Such a simple thing...)
For the time being, I have absolutely no way of affecting the situtation.
That's what bothers me the most. Seeminly simple situations just like this, continue pushing me toward that day when I'm hosting my own domain.
Yeahhhhh, :) all the equipment sittin under my desk while I'm casually dressed in long underwear, fluffy warm socks and justa peckin 'way on ma keyboard, whilst yakkin on the phone using my headset. Ah, life was good. :)
Whatever it takes it to get to that pinnacle, would be worth every bit of the consternation and effort of getting there - if it would provide me the tools/skills to make this, and other similarly simple corrections, in real-time, (even though the situation I speak of now isn't even my fault).
<heavy sigh and pout!> :o