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

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

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

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.


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.

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.

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?

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).

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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