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Thread poster: Shirley Lao
Shirley Lao  Identity Verified
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Sep 4, 2007

In the past, it was very easy to locate IP addresses of visitors to my profile by just clicking on the visitor's IP address directly. Nonetheless, I failed to locate the IP addresses today for some unknown reasons. Whenever I clicked on the IP address, a message box popped up, requesting me to type my user id and password for www.melissadata.com.

Did this happen due to some new changes incorporated into the ProZ system or some problems of my PC?

Regards


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Agnieszka Zmuda  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 18:49
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Temporary problem? Sep 4, 2007

Shirley, I don't think this problem has anything to do with your PC. The same thing occurs to me. Only yesterday I could check where my visitor came from. Today I receive the same message as you do. Let's wait for other comments. Perhaps this is just a temporary problem...

Agnieszka


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Shirley Lao  Identity Verified
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Thanks for your prompt reply! Sep 4, 2007

It is good to hear that I am not the only one who encountered this problem.

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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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Ditto. Sep 4, 2007

Same here.

Regards,

Nicole


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Sherefedin MUSTAFA
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...and here too! Sep 4, 2007

regards,
Sherefedin


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Vito Smolej
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same here... Sep 4, 2007

it's probably yet another kiddy exploit: take a malware script, add some range of IP addresses, throw the finished monkey wrench into the net and see what happens.

I saw it happen elsewhere the last 48 hours.

In old times kids had to get the school ready on the Labour day weekend - now they have other things to do.



[Edited at 2007-09-04 11:36]


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Capesha  Identity Verified
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welcome to the club! Sep 4, 2007

...and I thought, I was the only one....

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d_miteva  Identity Verified
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The same ... Sep 4, 2007

I'm encountering the same problem today.
I hope it is a temporary one....

Regards,
Daniela


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Florencia Vita
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We will be looking into the problem Sep 4, 2007

Dear all,

Thank you for pointing that out.
Our developers will be looking at the problem as soon as possible.
You will be notified when it is fixed.

I appreciate your patience.

Kind regards,
Florencia


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l Gaston l  Identity Verified
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we are using another IP lookup service now. Sep 4, 2007

Hi everyone,

I have changed the IP lookup service we were using in profiles, in order to restore the feature.
Now it should be working.

Best =)

Gastón


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Shirley Lao  Identity Verified
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Thanks for your assistance! Sep 4, 2007

It works!

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Narcis Lozano Drago  Identity Verified
Spain
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It works but, ... Sep 4, 2007

Yeah, it works and there is more information than in the previous service, but I have found after a few tests that the number of ip location requests is limited. After 15-20 or so access is denied (not sure until when, though).

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abufaraz
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This is the same old Geobytes Sep 4, 2007

The new IP look up service is the same Geobytes.com which was changed by Henry to www.melissadata.com. after complaints from many prozians some weeks before.

Let us see how long does it work properly this time. As Narcis has said, the service of this site is also limited to showing the location of only a few IP addresses.


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