@anonymous-piwik-user opened this Issue on March 20th 2010

Live Visitor! still shows IP althought new plugin AnomynizeIP is active

@anonymous-piwik-user commented on March 20th 2010

that is what AnomynizeIP does:
before writing the IP into the database it removed by default the latest octett from the ip.
that is the ip of google bot:
Piwik will replace the 177 through 0
will look like:

In my LiveVisitors all IPs are ending with .0

if you want to anonymize more parts of the IP: Open config/global.ini.php with a texteditor, search for ip_address_mask_length = 1
and change the 1 to a number between 0-4

@anonymous-piwik-user commented on March 20th 2010

OK, you're right, I was missing the bit with how to config AnonymizeIP :-)

Is there any documentation about the side effects in Piwik and its plugins if I set the value to 4?

Thank you for your fast help :-)

@anonymous-piwik-user commented on March 20th 2010

when you anonyize more parts of the IP the difference between the counted unique visits and the real unique visits is getting higher.

I my opionion it is enough to remove the last part of the IP because you can't find out the real IP of the visitor. So the default setting should be the best for privacy with correct tracking data.

@robocoder commented on March 20th 2010 Contributor

hebbet: Thanks for jumping in to answer jimbo's questions.

This Issue was closed on March 20th 2010
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