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

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:31 pm
by kitchen
Just thought I'd let you all know about something we found earlier today: has a couple of bots on efnet. I've seen 2, but there may be more:
16:49:39 -!- jJones []
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 []
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

kitchen@cold ~ $ dnsip
kitchen@cold ~ $ dnsip

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 :)

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:33 pm
by kitchen
another of the bots:

17:21:24 -!- jJones634 []
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

Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 11:40 am
by munky
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 * 0 local 3 remote

there is no contact information on that page, but the whois seems more helpful
none, California 00000
United States

Registered through:
Created on: 16-Aug-05
Expires on: 17-Aug-06
Last Updated on: 01-Apr-06

Administrative Contact:
McCoy, David
none, California 00000
United States
(000) 000-0000 Fax --

Technical Contact:
McCoy, David
none, California 00000
United States
(000) 000-0000 Fax --

Domain servers in listed order:

whois data problem report

Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 1:48 pm
by seiki
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.


Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 4:31 pm
by deww
Thanks guys. Noticed this in a few of the channels I hang out in as well.

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:45 am
by 3857
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.

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:50 am
by HM2K
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.