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Webstats can track me easily!

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Webstats can track me easily!

My own webstats and my friends webstats (he's not a PlusNet customer) show clearly my having visited his and my site:

*Start of Log*
Top 10 of 41 Total Sites By KBytes
# Hits Files KBytes Visits Hostname
1 2 0.98% 2 2.60% 724 27.46% 0 0.00% 81-86-228-112.dsl.pipex.com
2 25 12.25% 6 7.79% 432 16.39% 1 2.13% webcacheb16a.cache.pol.co.uk
3 35 17.16% 5 6.49% 347 13.14% 1 2.13% webcacheb01a.cache.pol.co.uk
4 1 0.49% 1 1.30% 196 7.43% 0 0.00% 82-69-31-130.dsl.in-addr.zen.co.uk
5 1 0.49% 1 1.30% 196 7.43% 0 0.00% fantasticthings.plus.com
*End of Log*

You can clearly see me at the bottom there of his log. Most traffic is identified as being from a generic server or host, so why am I so easy to track? I'm on the Broadband package with a fixed IP. Are all Plus.net users so easy to identify? It's quite scary that you can be tracked so easily wherever you go as a Plusnet customer. My friends tin foil hat nearly fell off when he saw how obvious it was that I'd been on his site. Is there anything I can do to be less obvious? or something PlusNet can do? This is surely a privacy issue, for what little privacy we have as Net surfers.
2 REPLIES
jberry
Grafter
Posts: 1,886
Registered: 08-06-2007

Webstats can track me easily!

Hi there,

This is because the reverse DNS for your IP address is in the form username.plus.com. We can change this if you want to a subdomain (if you have a domain on your account) or your ip.address.plus.com

If you want us to do this raise a ticket through contact us.

Regards,
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Webstats can track me easily!

Thanks, I'll do that Smiley

Cheers