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Reverse DNS lookup
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Description

The current checkuser extension does not show the hostname for each IP. While it is not too embarrassing (hostnames being easily retrievable), it would save a lot of time for checks on accounts using many different IPs.

Something like this would be more than fine:

(while viewing a user's IPs)

  • 127.0.0.1 (localhost) (check) (block)

or

(while viewing the list of edits per IP or user)

  • Link to a page that has been modified
    • IP: 127.0.0.1 (localhost) UA: Mozilla/5.0 etc.

Thanks!


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

Details

Reference
bz34438

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 12:17 AM
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Elfix created this task.Feb 16 2012, 9:04 AM

Showing hostname on each IP will make system and network take more time to complete a query. I don't suggest to do that.

(In reply to comment #1)

Showing hostname on each IP will make system and network take more time to
complete a query. I don't suggest to do that.

We just need to do an asynchronous name resolution.

Moreover, AJAX can't connect to DNS directly, ain't it? To make use of AJAX, it must connect to some web-interface resolving service.

Krenair added a subscriber: Krenair.Feb 7 2016, 4:25 PM

Would the user's ISP be able to tell that they're being checkusered through this? I wonder if that would be problematic.

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hashar removed a subscriber: hashar.Feb 7 2016, 11:02 PM
Huji added a subscriber: Huji.Sep 2 2017, 2:57 PM

T174553 will solve this.

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