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October 6, 2007 Edit[edit]

The October 6, 2007 edit contained information that could not be verified, specifically regarding the attributing authorship of the site to Jeff Smith and Media Mouse's relationship to the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. I was able to find no indication that Jeff Smith is Media Mouse's "principal author and editor," nor could anything be found showing that Media Mouse was "informally affiliated" with the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. I found that the Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (GRIID) was a part of the Media Center, but no similar information could be found about Media Mouse. Consequently, I removed that section because it was uncited. It can certainly be resubmitted if citations are included.

Finally, I looked up information on the IP address attributed to the edit and it resolves to an address with Gemini Publications, a media outlet in Grand Rapids:

reparation: The reverse DNS entry for an IP is found by reversing the IP, adding it to "in-addr.arpa", and looking up the PTR record. So, the reverse DNS entry for 63.168.29.210 is found by looking up the PTR record for 210.29.168.63.in-addr.arpa. All DNS requests start by asking the root servers, and they let us know what to do next. See How Reverse DNS Lookups Work for more information.

How I am searching: Asking e.root-servers.net for 210.29.168.63.in-addr.arpa PTR record: e.root-servers.net says to go to basil.arin.net. (zone: 63.in-addr.arpa.) Asking basil.arin.net. for 210.29.168.63.in-addr.arpa PTR record: basil.arin.net [192.55.83.32] says to go to NS3-AUTH.SPRINTLINK.NET. (zone: 168.63.in-addr.arpa.) Asking NS3-AUTH.SPRINTLINK.NET. for 210.29.168.63.in-addr.arpa PTR record: ns3-auth.sprintlink.net [144.228.255.10] says to go to ns1.wmis.net. (zone: 29.168.63.in-addr.arpa.) Asking ns1.wmis.net. for 210.29.168.63.in-addr.arpa PTR record: Reports out.geminipub.com. [from 216.109.194.1]

Answer: 63.168.29.210 PTR record: out.geminipub.com. [TTL 43200s] [A=63.168.29.210]

It's kind of interesting that another media outlet would appear to be making a change to Media Mouse's entry.

Garlicskid 19:31, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

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