Andy Smith's Blog

kippo-graph is neat but calls home

Update: The author has since released an updated version with the update check (calling home) turned off by default:

I've just been playing around with kippo-graph, I like it, it's quick and easy to set up and provides features I've wanted for a while. The only thing I don't like about it is the 'version checker' which calls home to make sure it's up to date.

I'm sure the author's intentions are completely innocent but personally I like to keep the I.P. addresses of my honeypots private. To stop kippo-graph from calling home, simply open include/misc/versionCheck.php and replace the contents with the following:

// this is the version of the deployed script
define('VERSION', '0.5');

function isUpToDate()
    return true;

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