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IRC Chat Privacy - SnowyWolfGhost - 03-16-2017

So when I join the chat it shows some information about location, but I see that it doesn't happen for everyone. I saw something about using SSL for privacy, but I don't even know what that is. I don't really have any experience with IRC.


RE: IRC Chat Privacy - Xipher - 03-21-2017

Howdy!

Sorry, Google incorrectly blacklisted the CA we used ahead of their original December deadline, a new certificate has been issued and the issue should be resolved now.


RE: IRC Chat Privacy - SnowyWolfGhost - 03-24-2017

Maybe this is me having very little knowledge of IRC happening here, but it's still showing the same info as far as I tell.


RE: IRC Chat Privacy - Xipher - 04-04-2017

(03-24-2017, 01:03 AM)SnowyWolfGhost Wrote:  Maybe this is me having very little knowledge of IRC happening here, but it's still showing the same info as far as I tell.

Can you show me a screenshot of the issue you are having?


RE: IRC Chat Privacy - SnowyWolfGhost - 04-17-2017

Sorry I took so long to respond I've been busy with finals and haven't had the chance to get on here.

Here is screenshot of it: http://i68.tinypic.com/i3z9xs.png
The line with the red arrow pointing to it and stuff scribbled out is what I'm referring to. The part I obscured had my city and state, and possibly other private information there.

I remember seeing other people get on and it wouldn't do that for them. It also shows whenever I join any channel.


RE: IRC Chat Privacy - Xipher - 06-17-2017

Sorry for the long pause on response myself.

The information you see there is the reverse DNS entry for the connection you are using, this can include information such as your state or city depending on how your ISP or transit provider has decided to tag your address block.

This information cannot be seen by other users, its obfuscated, you see the deobfuscated version of the same information since its your own connection.