On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:32:45 AM EST Bruno Wolff III wrote:
The cost for pretending to be lots of machines is also reduced a lot
this scheme over having to connect from lots of different IP addresses.
Though at some point spoofing too many would probably be considered
a denial of service attack and might get the perpatrator in legal trouble,
which might discourage people from doing that. If such an attack wasn't
noticed because of the request volume from a small amount of IP addresses,
it might be possible to have a significant affect on the aggregate stats.
So it might be worth having some filters watching out for this kind of
I definitely don't think it's best to start considering legal action against
Fedora users in a thread about invading on user privacy. This will only scare
John M. Harris, Jr. <johnmh(a)splentity.com>