Dynamic IP log retention = 0?

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Fri Mar 13 16:15:50 CDT 2009


On Fri, 13 Mar 2009 13:57:56 CDT, Bobby Mac said:

> That said,  unless Covad is constantly exhausting it's pool or they mandate
> that after the lease expires to give a different IP a reverse lookup would
> give you the hostname of the offender which should remain accurate for some
> amount of time.  No action on Covads part constitutes legal action on yoru
> part...

OK. So you get hit by 129.257.34.98. You look up the PTR and get back
98.34.257.129.cable-pool-slash-12.covad.net.

What did you gain here? You knew it was in a Covad /12 before, and that's
all you know after, and Covad *still* isn't stopping their customer's bad
behavior.  After all, you didn't *really* care that the IP was assigned to
a computer belonging to Herman Munster, 1313 Mockingbird Lane.  What you
actually *wanted* was for somebody (preferably Covad) to hand Herman a clue.

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