weblog ip address censored?

2010-04-19

I noticed today my webhosting company truncates IP address in the weekly weblog.

For example, in daily log, a entry would look like this:

196.12.236.55 - - [17/Apr/2010:00:00:00 -0400] "GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1" 200 217 www.xahlee.org "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 Creative ZENcast v2.01.01" "-"

But when they generate the weekly log by combining the past 7 daily logs, they replace the last part of ip address by “x”, so it looks like “196.12.236.x”.

Not sure why they are doing that. It wasn't so before. My webhoster is 1and1.com.

Anyone knows why? it's not by law is it?

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