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Research: two thirds of PBNs on CloudFlare leak real IPs

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fc-dh, May 27, 2016.

  1. fc-dh

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    I found this an interesting read

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    https://blog.easyblognetworks.com/2016/research-two-thirds-pbns-cloudflare-leak-real-ips/

    Conclusion can only be that you need to use different hosting companies, you can hide your PBN sites in plain sight.... but then again if you build your PBN properly you will never have to be afraid of leaking IP's #justsaying

    [disclaimer]This is not my site not am i affiliated in anyway.[/disclaimer]
     
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  2. xplosiv

    xplosiv Power Member

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    I knew it was a terrible idea once people recommended to start doing this. Just treat your PBN like an investment and it will do what it was supposed to do indefinitely :)
     
  3. redrays

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    He overstates the case a bit - as we've talked about before, I have tons of mass sites on Cloudflare without a problem :) - but I agree with your conclusion. You can get IPs for like $2 / month. If your PBN isn't driving enough profit to cover that cost, you're doing something very wrong.
     
  4. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Why did you use a hash tag?

    I hate people who do that
     
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    Anything shared openly and used by large number of webmasters is going to get killed soon by Google. Also, proxy IPs can only do that much, any guy with experience on server side can unmask the actual IP behind a proxy IP. Or use this http://www.crimeflare.com/cfs.html
     
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    The first part is baseless speculation, so not worth addressing.

    As for the second part, just ran a few of my Cloudflare sites through the tool and got the following message: "No direct-connect IP address was found for this domain."
     
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    That website will connect the IP to cloudflare only if someone adds it to their database, so IMO that is a footprint waiting to happen.
     
  8. redrays

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    No, it's an automated tool. It will find the IP if Cloudflare is set up in a way that leaks the IP. I know this because I used that tool before to prove to myself that I was setting up Cloudflare incorrectly.

    I'll go a step further - if you're up to the challenge, I will register a new domain and set it up with Cloudflare. I will then give you the domain name and leave it to you to find the real IP. We can bet on the result :)