[drupal-devel] [feature] Add IP lookup capabilities to the watchdog module

Bèr Kessels drupal-devel at drupal.org
Tue May 10 15:32:16 UTC 2005

Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/22494

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    watchdog.module
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     minor
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  baudolino
 Updated by:   Bèr Kessels
 Status:       patch

another -1 on target blank; As nielsen points out
(http://www.useit.com/alertbox/9605.html #9) opening new windows is 

"Opening up new browser windows is like a vacuum cleaner sales person
who starts a visit by emptying an ash tray on the customer's carpet.
Don't pollute my screen with any more windows, thanks (particularly
since current operating systems have miserable window management).


Bèr Kessels

Previous comments:

May 10, 2005 - 04:27 : baudolino

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/watchdog.add_IP_lookup.diff (972 bytes)

This small patch adds IP lookup capabilities to the watchdog module
using the free external site http://whois.sc. Basically, the IP becomes
clickable, and a new window opens which displays a lot of data about the
address in question. Might be useful for site administrators who need to
look at suspicious activites, spiders, harvesters etc.

I got this idea from the phpBB bulletin board software, which offers
this feature for administrators.

One line patch attached.


May 10, 2005 - 14:46 : kbahey

+1 for this patch.

Shouldn't target="blank" read target="_blank" (with under score)?


May 10, 2005 - 15:25 : Junyor

-1 for using the target attribute.  That's browsers UI functionality.

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