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Subject: BGG IP? 72.233.16.130 what is this ip? rss

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Mark Mitchell
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I linked through to the site via this IP which appeared on a google search. Initially I couldn't log in so got suspicious then looked up the IP. I then checked it out on an IP info site and it showed some dodgy Russian domain name. https://www.virustotal.com/en/ip-address/72.233.16.130/infor...


Is this some kind of spoof address trying to get our passwords or have I totally got it wrong?
 
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David Jones
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72.233.16.130 is the IP you get when doing a ping, so I expect that the address is correct. I know that BGG changed their security policy about a year ago so that it requires a secure connection to log in. Its possible that the security certificate will not work when browsing by IP. Just a guess though as I'm really not very knowledgeable about how security protocols work.

I'm kind of curious to know why you need to browse by IP in the first place.
 
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That IP geolocates to Texas and New Jersey, depending on which search service you use, but, they all agree that it is owned by Datapipe, a managed hosting service, with a data center and headquarters in New Jersey.


So, Texas would make since, since BGG is there. New Jersey makes sense, since Datapipe is there.

When I browse by IP to 72.233.16.130, I hit BGG. And 72.233.16.130/article/23546472 brings me to this thread.

Perhaps something in the international connection caused the weird information? Datapipe does have datacenters in multiple countries.
 
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David Jones
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If you recheck the OP, notice he said he couldn't log in. 72.233.16.130 certainly gets you to BGG, but when I go there in Chrome, I am not logged in (check the upper left corner). If I try to log in, it takes me back to the homepage, but the login window is still empty. Similarly, if I type in https://72.233.16.130 I get a security warning. This is why I wonder if the certification is keyed to the domain name and not the IP.
 
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Based upon my poor understanding of history, science, and ethics...
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I am likely off base, but there is or used to be a numerical domain name set up by Aldus Magnus intended to allow BGG access at work, at workplaces that automatically block anything with "game" in the name.
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