Ezra is out there this morning being potentially defamatory again. So here's another bit of information to throw on the fire. Some background can be found in this earlier post.
Sunncity is the website of a Thai-based software development company. Truehits monitors traffic to Thai-based websites.
Three times in early 2003, Truehits tracked visits from a computer assigned the IP Address 18.104.22.168, the IP address from which Richard Warman apparently made at least one post to the Nazi website Freedomsite.
The record of these visits can be found, here, here, and here.
Now, the interesting thing is that Truehits classifies 22.214.171.124 as a "proxy server". That is, the kind of computer you might use to, oh I don't know, post anonymously to Nazi forums and in general keep your real IP address hidden for one reason or another. Perhaps your hunting Nazis, like Mr. Warman, or perhaps you're a Nazi yourself and don't want to be found.
Now, this does not prove that the computer Mark LeMire et al identify as Warman's was in fact merely a proxy server, as the Truehit records come from earlier in 2003. But if it was, then this would explain the large number of users associated with 126.96.36.199 when you run a Google Search on it (people interested in dog grooming, people visiting Italian sites in 2004, and so on). It would also answer the question: How likely would it be for two people to post to the same Nazi forum from the same IP address a couple of months apart?
Well, if the whole purpose of 188.8.131.52 at the time was to render the user's real IP untraceable, not unlikely at all.
(At the very least, I think it shows that a computer not belonging to Warman had the IP in question sometime during 2003)
h/t Buckets and thanks Mike for the technical assistance.