I've been looking at server security, testing things on my own web server, and recently found a company called Beyond Security who do free site testing. It looks like they go pretty in-depth with their automated checks and they give you this seal (which doesn't always seem to load so it might look like a blank space):
Their site is a bit flakey and the report you see when you click the seal as a website visitor doesn't really reflect anything but as the site owner you get a detailed list of potential vulnerabilities.
I found a useful service on http://www.blindhog.net/identify-your-public-ip-address-with-telnet/ and thought I'd like to have a go at making something myself. So, now you can telnet to mcgrane.uk and it'll tell you what your IP is.
Your IP is 127.0.0.1
This can be useful in conditions where I want to know which ISP a server is using but cannot use a web browser to go to http://www.whatismyip.com. I've added a rate limit so repeated connections within 10 seconds of the last will cause the IP to be temporarily banned.
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