In some european countries like France or Germany, it is not allowed to save the IP address of a visitor (due to data privacy laws). This plugin overwrites the IP of a current visitor with zero.
Keywords: IP data privacy
Attachment: NoIP-Plugin v 0.2
You have a good point that plugins should execute in given orders. I created to ticket to improve the hooks functionnality: #1169
Version 0.2 uses the Tracker.saveVisitorInformation hook, so order of plugins is not important any more.
Do you plan to continue developing this plugin? One idea is to add a table lookup (by country) that specifies the number of octets to mask (vs hard-coded at 2) for visitors from that country (vs everyone). This would require some research as I don't know of a list of all countries with such privacy rules. Such a list would also be subject to change, e.g., the court in France recently ruled that IP addresses are not considered personal information.
Otherwise, let us know if we should close this ticket, as it somewhat dupes #692.
This ticket can be closed.
I'm glad to see that it's implemented in .
Current privacy rules in countries like Germany or France are unstable and may change in the near future. I think the effort of making the plugin country specific is not worth the benefit.