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PM's not so private.

Help dispel some rumours about unions or companies in the this sector.
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PM's not so private.

Postby StanG » Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:04 pm

Just trying to clear up a rumor from ***no names***the person running the site. I've heard that you can read the PM's that go through the site. Any truth to this?
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Postby !(a.scab) » Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:33 am

where there's a will, there's a way... I don't know what kind of mods the admin has on this site, but I do know that in the 'stock' version of phpBB there's no facility for the admin to read other people's private messages. Of course, until you've deleted a PM, it's stored in a database somewhere, so anyone with rights to perform queries against that database could conceivably drill down into it and read the raw text of the PMs. I suppose someone could also write a mod to automate the same thing. The same could be said of 'Dave' from VFC too...
One thing to remember though is that the webmaster, system administrator or website administrator isn't necessarily the same person as the 'admin' user of the phpBB bulletin board package. Most hosting comapnies would never give root privileges away, even to the owner of a site, and that includes raw rights to databases too... you've got to rembmer, there ware hundreds if not thousands of websites hosted on every server. Lord only knows who physically owns the server this site is hosted on... the system administrator could be in the Philipines for all we know.

One thing's for certain, this site was registered by *NO NAMES* of Momentus Hosting, aka domainsatcost.ca - they host thousands of .ca, .com, and .au websites, and that name is attached to the registration of hundreds upon hundreds of them. I'm not sure how you put two-and-two together to concluding that the web hosting provider itself is actively administering this forum, but hey - I guess that's union logic at it's finest...

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Postby MjrGaelic » Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:26 pm

While phpbb has no built in capacity "stock" to read PM's - it is still never the less extremely easy to accomplish with the installation of a 3rd party program.

This would not require server root priveleges to accomplish only ftp access, DBName, and DBPass.

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Postby NC » Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:46 pm

Well, this admin cannot read PM's that are not sent to, or by him. As for all that gibberish, and acronyms... above me. Believe me or not.... I know that I consider PM's to be viewable by anyone that wants to.

Safer that way, and I use MSN and ICQ too.

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