6 Comments

  1. Tess Robinson
    September 18, 2016 @ 2:46 pm

    Great post. Yes, I love Cloudflare for all the reasons listed above. Interesting about the IP address. I have been told by a number of software developers that Cloudflare completely hides the originating IP address, however, I’ve also been told (and this makes more sense) that there are ways to find it and there can be DNS leaks. Interested in your opinion on this issue.

    Thanks for a great post. It’s awesome to be able to take advantage of a presentation when not actually able to attend.

    • Joseph Abraham
      September 18, 2016 @ 11:09 pm

      Thank you for your comment! We actually have a really great community here in San Diego where I have learned so much. Our MeetUp group has an abundance of blog-worthy content. To answer your question, yes CloudFlare does hide your IP and they do an excellent job. I don’t want to explain the process on my blog, but there are ways to attain an IP number beyond what CloudFlare protects you from.

  2. Jim Walker
    September 19, 2016 @ 8:58 am

    Cloudflare does hide the site IP; after the fact.

    Though there are many free online tools that maintain the history of websites and their past IP addresses.

    With just a few seconds of effort, a would-be attacker can obtain the prior IP address of any website after a switch to Cloudflare.

    So to combat this, one would need to set up Cloudflare, then change hosts or the sites IP address to foil this sort of in information gathering.

  3. Tess Robinson
    September 20, 2016 @ 12:24 am

    Thanks, that’s interesting. That makes total sense, Jim and is what I’d been thinking might be the case.

    I’ll check out some of your other posts Joseph. Thanks for the heads up about the other blogs and for the tweet!

  4. Joseph Abraham
    September 20, 2016 @ 1:58 pm

    Love the comments. Thank you.

  5. Moses
    March 25, 2017 @ 1:29 am

    I love this article.