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Brianxxx
19-09-2004, 06:14 PM
Is there some way you can stop others using your IP address?

george12
19-09-2004, 06:20 PM
Nobody else can have your IP address Brian.

Your internet provider has a pool of addresses, for example:

222.152.55.0 - 222.152.58.255

They will automatically give you a free IP address within this pool every time you connect, and then nobody else will be able to use it.

Cheers

Brianxxx
19-09-2004, 06:28 PM
Hi, well I went to this site for the first time today and tired to access a file but was refused on the grounds that I had exceeded my quota for the day.

Spacemannz
19-09-2004, 06:38 PM
This wasnt a normal site tho was it?? For legit software? / shareware or software you purchase on the net, etc

Most sites dont have a quota for downloads. Or it wouldnt be worth, them being online.

Brianxxx
19-09-2004, 06:42 PM
But how do u stop others using your IP address or change it so u can get the access u want?

Spacemannz
19-09-2004, 06:48 PM
You dont. If youre doing what I think youre doing. Those sites take note of your ip address (and know where u r from) by the ip address.

Its not really the ip address thats the prob, its where u r (NZ). And how many ppl from NZ have been there before (most probably on the same day).

Brianxxx
19-09-2004, 06:50 PM
Oh, I see.

Brianxxx
19-09-2004, 06:54 PM
Does that mean others from NZ have the same or similar number?
Brian

godfather
19-09-2004, 06:58 PM
Most IP addresses in NZ are "dynamic".

They change everytime you connect to the web (in the case of dial-up) and they change every few days (ADSL).

The ISP has a pool of addresses that are allocated to the users. So prior to the event, someone else could have had the IP address.

There is nothing you can do about it.

Brianxxx
19-09-2004, 07:02 PM
Oh, bother. I guess all u can do is log off & on again, Hmmmm.
Brian

tweak\'e
19-09-2004, 08:18 PM
actually you may be closer to the truth than you think.

i lot of isp's use proxy's and some web sites have poor scripts which simply read the proxy ip instead of the users therefore they can have muiltable people surf that site all useing the same ip.

Mirddes
19-09-2004, 10:21 PM
i have a static IP address =D
and all this time i thought it was normal

george12
19-09-2004, 10:25 PM
I have a static IP too but it's because I run servers on the connection.

I don't plan to use the internet ... questionably ... so I'm not worried about the possibility of being blacklisted based on IP and having nothing to do about it.

Cheers George

Mirddes
19-09-2004, 10:28 PM
i have no idea why i have a static ip address, but i almost know it off by heart

Greg S
20-09-2004, 03:41 AM
try going to the site via an anonymous server
http://www.space.net.au/~thomas/quickbrowse.html