scotartt on Tue, 12 Jun 2001 03:54:49 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> the logfile conspiracy

'gw' usually a name chosen by sysadm to mean 'gateway'. This might be a
gateway between a couple of connected networks, or even the internet
gateway of a network. users may appear to be coming 'from' these gateways
because they are using 'address translation' software to hide internal
addresses, for security reasons and also because often the internal
addresses used aren't globally reachable (ie. they use specially reserved
network addresses internally because the IP space is nearly fully utilised
and all workstations cannot be assigned their own unique IP address).


On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 01:46:36PM -0800, brian carroll wrote:
>   hi nettimers. wonder if anyone who is familiar
>   with reading website logfiles and server-side
>   goings-on could enlighten me as to the sudden
>   outcropping of the mysterious 'gw' in the domain
>   names showing up on my sites, from .edu, .mil,
>   .net, and .com domain extensions.
>   my pet theory is that there is some global net-
>   wide conspiracy with the public-private data-
>   gathering conglomerate, which is keeping tabs
>   on things, and 'gw' is the George W. which is

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