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    What exactly is an IP address. Can Patricia or Nicole or anybody in the dungeon or any of the mods, check the location of a member within a 100 square yards. I remember Elle telling me you could switch off the IP address indicator on the computer, but I forgot what she said, so can you do this.
    But can anybody else home in on your IP address whilst being connected or logged on to E-I, I would be grateful for any feedback on this matter.

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    as far as i know the only info most can get about you from your ip addres is who your internet provider is and maybe what city or town your in. to find out who you are they would have to get that info from your internet provider and that can only be done with a court order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rover View Post
    What exactly is an IP address. Can Patricia or Nicole or anybody in the dungeon or any of the mods, check the location of a member within a 100 square yards. I remember Elle telling me you could switch off the IP address indicator on the computer, but I forgot what she said, so can you do this.
    But can anybody else home in on your IP address whilst being connected or logged on to E-I, I would be grateful for any feedback on this matter.

    Do not worry rover, we will not nuck your door asking for more review on E-I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah View Post
    Do not worry rover, we will not nuck your door asking for more review on E-I
    I'd love to review you Sarah, I hear you're a cracker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rover View Post
    I'd love to review you Sarah, I hear you're a cracker.
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    Don't worry Rover, your safe, I just checked and there's no info on your PC worth stealing but I found your emails interesting Reading lol




    Ah, just kidding, most of the broadband providers use Dynamic ip's so yours would probably change periodically so there isn't any real way of hacking you :-)

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    Don't log in from work. You probably already knew that, but it's worth repeating. For most people it is much easier to identify you from your work ip address than your home address.

    As to what ip addresses are, think of postcodes. Not the Dublin type, but American 9 digit codes. There are more postcodes than addresses in the US, so basically every building has its own postcode. The US Mail uses the postcodes rather than the rest of the address to do its sorting and routing. Of course this only works because there are postcode directories which will translate normal addresses into postcodes.

    So, yes you are sending information which partially identifies you each time you visit E-I. If you didn't then their server wouldn't know where to send the pages you want to view.

    There is a way to get around this, but you almost certainly don't want to do it. You can go through a proxy. The postal equivalent would be a guy who opens your mail and forwards it on in a new envelope with his own return address in place of yours. He also keeps a record of all your letters, so when the replies come addressed to him, he knows where to send them. If you think this guy knows entirely too much about you then you are right. If you use a proxy server then E-I can no longer identify you, but whoever runs the proxy will know about every page you visit. The bad news is that if you log on from work then there is a good chance that you are using a proxy without knowing about it. Yet another reason not to log in from work. If you've already logged in from work then I would advise being very polite to your IT support staff.

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    but if you log on from work and there is 30/40 computer there how can anyone know it you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerry lad in town View Post
    but if you log on from work and there is 30/40 computer there how can anyone know it you.
    If you log in from your office computer then they (the IT staff at work) will know. Your computer gets its ip address from their dhcp server, based on its hardware address, which identifies it uniquely. If there's just a big room with lots of computers and you randomly pick one then they won't know, but the other people in the room may start giving you funny looks. Of course E-I will only know that someone from your place of work was on, and they probably don't care. It's the other people at work who are your problem.

    “I wish you wouldn’t keep appearing and vanishing so suddenly; you make one quite giddy!”
    “All right,” said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone.

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    In case you weren't frightened enough, if your office uses hubs rather than switches then pretty much anyone who wants to can see all your internet traffic, including your E-I user name and password. So, as I said, don't log in from work.

    “I wish you wouldn’t keep appearing and vanishing so suddenly; you make one quite giddy!”
    “All right,” said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone.

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