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One comment had server's own IP address (7 posts)

  1. nberidze
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Since putting the wordpress installation online a month ago, there have been some spam comments that show up with various IP addresses, but yesterday we got one comment that had the web server's own IP.

    How is that possible? The content of the comment is only a quote of one paragraph of the blog post with "[...]" on each side, and the author used the title of the post as author name, and the url for the post as his/her URL. This seems to make it unlikely that a bot did it. It seems to be hands on.

  2. nberidze
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Pingback, pingback, pingback. Sorry, as I said, we only started recently.

  3. Christi
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi nberidze,

    Is the IP address you're seeing 127.0.0.1, or the actual IP address of the server. Can you provide a link to the page so we can take a look at it?

  4. nberidze
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi ChristiNi. I think the comment actually was a pingback from ourselves to ourselves, because we included a link to another of our own blog posts. Does this sound like a reasonable explanation? Is this what a pingback looks like? It appears as a normal comment to a blog post. I wasn't aware of what pingback was or how it works until now. The IP address is the server's IP.

  5. nberidze
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    dfwatch.net

  6. Christi
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi nberidze,

    I think the comment actually was a pingback from ourselves to ourselves, because we included a link to another of our own blog posts. Does this sound like a reasonable explanation? Is this what a pingback looks like?

    The best way to answer your question would be to test it again, but I think you are correct in that explanation. I don't know too much about ping backs, but I've had the same issue myself when I link my own articles together.

  7. Jon W
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah, I have seen this. I have switched off pingbacks, I like to chose who I link to.

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