IPs, proxies, & Singapore

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Lamorial
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IPs, proxies, & Singapore

Post by Lamorial » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:55 pm

I have two questions I was hoping someone might be able to provide some advice on.

We have two users of our forums from singapore that are causing some confusion.
1. the first user always connects to us via a confirmed proxy server (proxies are not allowed under our code of conduct). Their ISP is Starhub (in singapore). The user says, by law, all ISPs in Singapore require them to route through proxy servers. While I can find evidence that there is some internet censorship in Singapore, I can't verify that all ISPs are set up so that their users are on a proxy. Our forum records the IP of the post (a proxy), but behind the scenes our Statscounter records an entirely different IP (but still in singapore, but not a proxy).

Does anyone know if Singapore Internet Services Provides route all their clients through proxies (ISP is Starhub)

2. our second user in singapore (posts without ever using a proxy) uses MobileOne ISP.
eg. IP: 119.56.117.232 (Singapore) a valid IP but the hostname is listed as 232.117.56.119.unknown.m1.com.sg

The hostname is just the IP backwards and 232.117.56.119 is an IP in the middle of the ocean? It's unclear to me why the hostname has the IP backwards in it....can anyone clarify that for me?

Thank you very much for any assistance you can provide.

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Re: IPs, proxies, & Singapore

Post by George » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:19 pm

Lamorial wrote:
The hostname is just the IP backwards and 232.117.56.119 is an IP in the middle of the ocean? It's unclear to me why the hostname has the IP backwards in it....can anyone clarify that for me?
From my experience, it is the norm for the hostname to display like that on a reverse lookup.

As to Singapore and proxies, its news to me and sounds like somebody spinning a story.

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Re: IPs, proxies, & Singapore

Post by Lamorial » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:47 am

Thank you George! Does anyone else have any comments on whether StarHub in Singapore runs all its users through a confirmed proxy?

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Re: IPs, proxies, & Singapore

Post by Chrispcritters » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:14 am

It appears that the major ISP's in Singapore censor some "objectionable" content. StarHub is one of the major ISP's in Singapore. What is the IP address in question?
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Re: IPs, proxies, & Singapore

Post by Lamorial » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:31 pm

TY for your reply. Here are just a few:
218.186.17.233
218.186.17.12
218.186.17.246
218.186.17.249

The user's browser is Firefox, but they say they have no proxy software installed, and that this is beyond their control. Our forums have no objectionable content. Ty for any information you can provide.

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Re: IPs, proxies, & Singapore

Post by Lamorial » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:30 pm

Ok, Chris...so running the mechanics of this through my head....
If major ISPs do censor (objectionable content) does this mean ISPs have to run all their traffic thru proxies in order to ensure their users don't get to the censored sites?

Therefore, my user wishes to visit my forum...starhub runs her thru a proxy so she's not able to view porn, so when she views my forum I see her with a proxy?

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Re: IPs, proxies, & Singapore

Post by mats990 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:46 am

hi!
Is there list of singapore proxies? i did noticed that 220.255.1.1-220.255.255.255 could all be SingTel proxies but i cannot confirm that. Is there other operators that use different proxies?

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Re: IPs, proxies, & Singapore

Post by Voodoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:39 am

Lamorial,
Singapore is a well-cared breeding island of uttermost-obedient citizens. The reward is that they are famed as the "RICHEST" people in the world (not Asia only). The drawback is this

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