The Enemy of the Good (eideteker) wrote in suggestions,
The Enemy of the Good
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Comment IP Logging Whois Capability

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Comment IP Logging Whois Capability

Short, concise description of the idea
The IP, when logged in comments, should be clickable and should perform a whois lookup.

Full description of the idea
The IP should be rendered in HTML, which performs a whois lookup.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Faster lookup of IPs
    Convenience
    Increased usability!

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • It must be coded.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • In python, there is a "socket.gethostbyaddr", which just calls the underlying function in the socket library. I'm not sure how it works.
    Normally, I use samspade.org. I don't know if it is possible to do this through them via a webapp. Usually, samspade.org uses ARIN.net.
Tags: comments, external services, ip addresses, ~ deferred - needs retagging
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