July 26th 2023
In what the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) are calling a victory for online expression, a subpoena aimed at revealing the identity of an anonymous person hosting a website was quashed by a U.S. District Court judge. After a New Jersey man was fired from his job once an anti-fascist Twitter account suggested he was involved with a white supremacist organization, the Twitter account was targeted by him and others who responded by suing everyone they claimed were connected to the doxxing, including antifascist activist organization Torch Antifa. Although the claims were dismissed, he issued a subpoena to Cloudflare seeking the identity of a web host whose only relation to the case was that they had previously hosted Torch Antifa’s website. WHT has had threads in the past asking who hosts this or that site, how to get Cloudflare or other proxies to reveal the location and host of sites behind those proxies, or simply asking for advice on how to sue or take down sites. The full article referenced in this thread makes for an interesting read. Have you ever wanted to know, or been asked for, the host of a site? How did you handle it?
As IPv4s become increasingly more scarce, and with prices now hitting $2 to $3 per IP, HyperVMart is wondering what cheaper options there might be out there for sourcing IPs for VPS hosting. Is IPv6 an option yet, or has it still not been adopted sufficiently to become viable? Whilst VPS providers at the higher end of price ranges may be better able to absorb small increases in IP costs, budget providers still need to make money selling VPSs and their margins are too small to absorb the rising IP cost per VPS user. What are the risks involved in leasing IP blocks, and would it make more sense to buy blocks (like those advertised on WHT) and have your datacenter announce them for you? Share your experiences in the thread.
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