Adrian Buehlmann adrian at cadifra.com
Wed Jun 15 17:12:57 CDT 2011


On 2011-06-16 00:06, Matt Mackall wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-06-15 at 23:53 +0200, Adrian Buehlmann wrote:
>> On 2011-06-15 21:14, Kevin Bullock wrote:
>>> On 14 Jun 2011, at 7:38 AM, ratje .. wrote:
>>>
>>>> Dear Mercurial users
>>>>
>>>> Accidentaly I put my ipaddress in one of my posts and now it's all
>>>> over the internet. Can I or someone remove that ipaddress please?
>>>> Pretty stupid of me, but hopefully it is possible. To whom can I
>>>> adress this question?
>>>
>>> IP addresses are not private. Any attempt to keep it secret is going to
>>> be futile (short of only ever using Tor for Internet communications, and
>>> even that is questionably effective). Every single HTTP server you point
>>> a web browser at, for example, knows your IP address.
>>
>> Not very friendly to post the IP again - whatever your opinion about
>> that topic may be.
> 
> For the record, it's been my long-standing policy NOT to expunge trivial
> personal data from mailing lists archives I manage. It's tricky,
> error-prone, time-consuming, and ultimately futile work and punishes me
> for managing a free public forum.
> 
> So if for some reason you post your credit card number here, you should
> just go ahead and cancel it. It's easier for you to get a new card than
> for me to fix your error, and hey, it's your mistake, not mine.
> 

Agreed.

But I think it is still unfriendly to post the IP again just to prove a
point.


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