[thelist] Looking for a poll

Eric Cestari eric at ohmforce.com
Tue Sep 4 03:04:55 CDT 2001

Don't forget proxies, they hide all traffic behind only one IP. Relying 
on this sole authentification can block users from using it.

 From raining Paris, France

Cyber Monitor (datacapture) wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>>Correct me if I'm wrong, but the IP address isn't universal.  As soon as
> an
>>ISP customer logs off and logs back on, they have a new IP address.  I
> know
>>on my DSL at home, the IP address I connect to is different each time.
>>Someone earlier mentioned e-mail addresses or accounts: those are the most
>>effective at stopping most problems.  It's still "fudgable" (wasn't that a
>>cookie?) but the tedium level for doing so is great enough that most who
>>would otherwise try to screw with the poll won't.
>>We had this problem before with one of our client's polls.  When the user
>>account system was set up, the polls tied in with it and we never had
>>ballot stuffing problems again (certainly nothing noticable).

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