What is extensions.nsa.wanIp.checkURL for?

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saturnalia
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What is extensions.nsa.wanIp.checkURL for?

Post by saturnalia » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:47 pm

The value is https://secure.informaction.com/ipecho/, so obviously it is to get the user's IP. But what is this information used for?
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Re: What is extensions.nsa.wanIp.checkURL for?

Post by barbaz » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:43 pm

*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: What is extensions.nsa.wanIp.checkURL for?

Post by Thrawn » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:28 am

Basically: so that ABE can protect your router, which might be listening on that IP. By knowing the address, ABE can forbid requests aimed at it.
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