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Re: how can you verify that the site you get is not a fake?



On Sun, Jun 05, 2005 at 01:37:19PM -0700, bruce wrote:
> if i go to a site, how can i verify that the site that's displayed is really
> the 'correct' site. is there a way to actually 'get' the ip address, and
> then to determine if that ip address actually matches up to the 'owner' of
> the site i'm looking at....
> any thoughts/ideas/etc...

There's really not an absolutely good way to do this. The best we've got is
SSL server certificates.

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