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FB IP tracking

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by gjockey, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. gjockey

    gjockey Junior Member

    Nov 11, 2009
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    To some degree, Facebook "tracks" IPs in the sense that they are usually aware when an account starts logging in from a new IP and may give you a challenge.

    This question I have is more academic then practical, but I'm curious if there is a "standard" way to track IPs.

    ie. I imagine whenever you log in, they store your login IP info in a database for future reference.

    However, let's say you are already logged in and reset your IP to a new one (dynamic connection) and continue browsing without logging out. Would there be any way for Facebook on a practical level to know the account changed IPs in midsession? Is it possible or practical for a site to be able to track/store your IP at all browsing navigations after the initial log in?

    I guess what I'm asking is if IP is a normal data point that is always given on server logs or does it require effort on the webmaster so it's typically only gotten on initial login. Thanks
  2. littleuser

    littleuser Registered Member

    Jun 27, 2009
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    they could easily just record the information on each pageload.