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kitchen
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WARNING: your IRC channel might be being logged to the web

Postby kitchen » Thu May 18, 2006 9:31 pm

Just thought I'd let you all know about something we found earlier today:

http://www.irc-chat-logs.com/ has a couple of bots on efnet. I've seen 2, but there may be more:
16:49:39 -!- jJones [jJones@ip-68-178-242-38.ip.secureserver.net]
16:49:39 -!- ircname : Jimbo Jones
16:49:39 -!- channels : #ww3 #pimpology #nintendods #NetConfig #mIRChat #mIRC_Colors #mirc #marijuana.veterans #linux-noob #JustChillin +#insomnia #html #heroin
#help #hardware #gamedev

16:44:39 -!- jJones832 [jJones@ip-68-178-242-38.ip.secureserver.net]
16:44:39 -!- ircname : Jimbo Jones
16:44:39 -!- channels : #World-Cup-2006 #xbox360 #I'm a spammer! #winxp #windowsxp #windows2000 +#weed #webdesign #unixhelp #TeenWorld #TeenParty #sql #redhat #psp #ps2
+#politics

kitchen@cold ~ $ dnsip irc-chat-logs.com
68.178.242.38
kitchen@cold ~ $ dnsip ip-68-178-242-38.ip.secureserver.net
68.178.242.38

The bots and the site are on the same IP and the bots are in many of the channels listed on the site, so I just kinda put 2 and 2 together.

A ban on *!*@68.178.242.* should take care of it, if you don't want it in your channel.

Please note that I don't particularly have anything wrong with logging an IRC channel, so long as the operators of the channel have given permission to do so. We received no such request, and granted no such permission.

Thanks :)
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Postby kitchen » Thu May 18, 2006 9:33 pm

another of the bots:

17:21:24 -!- jJones634 [jJones@ip-68-178-242-38.ip.secureserver.net]
17:21:24 -!- ircname : Jimbo Jones
17:21:25 -!- channels : #World-Cup-2006 +#ww3 #gamecube #FunChat +#football #flash #CyberWorld #computers #chat #Cafebleu #business +#bonghit #AUDIOWORLD
#allnitecafe #addiction-help #24/7
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Postby munky » Fri May 19, 2006 11:40 am

not the first time websites like this have popped up, logging chats without notifying channel ops or users.

there are 3 clients online from that host
Clients matching *@ip-68-178-242-38.ip.secureserver.net: 0 local 3 remote

there is no contact information on that page, but the whois seems more helpful
Registrant:
chillware
n/a
none, California 00000
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com
Domain Name: IRC-CHAT-LOGS.COM
Created on: 16-Aug-05
Expires on: 17-Aug-06
Last Updated on: 01-Apr-06

Administrative Contact:
McCoy, David tweekz@tweekz.com
chillware
n/a
none, California 00000
United States
(000) 000-0000 Fax --

Technical Contact:
McCoy, David tweekz@tweekz.com
chillware
n/a
none, California 00000
United States
(000) 000-0000 Fax --

Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.USENETLIVE.COM
NS2.USENETLIVE.COM
In God we trust,
Everyone else must have an X.509 certificate.
seiki

whois data problem report

Postby seiki » Fri May 19, 2006 1:48 pm

ahh.. invalid whois data used for domain registration. There is a good way to combat that. Anyone may file a whois data problem report at InternNIC. This form allows Internet users to submit reports to ICANN-Accredited Registrars concerning incomplete or inaccurate Whois data.

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Postby deww » Sat May 20, 2006 4:31 pm

Thanks guys. Noticed this in a few of the channels I hang out in as well.
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Postby 3857 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:45 am

There is absolutly nothing wrong with people logging channels and loading it to a stats page all it does is show activity in the channel. its just for ammusment anyway... but yea if you dont like it im sure you can find out whats a bot and whats not and just ban it anyway. irc stats hurts nobody and im sure if you really thought of it you would relize its not a problem.
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Postby HM2K » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:50 am

People should not make logs of channels, and publish them to websites without asking operators and users first.

There's plenty of them out there, they are totally lame.

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