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    Find IP Address

    If someone posts to a forum on the internet (in general - not talking about this one), is there a way to find the IP address of the computer used to do the posting without sitting right at that computer doing the posting?

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    Yes. The site admin/mods would be able to see that. You cannot get my IP address jsut because we are visiting hte same forum.
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    Thanks Cyberskye - Another Question

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberskye
    Yes. The site admin/mods would be able to see that. You cannot get my IP address jsut because we are visiting hte same forum.
    Do the site admin/mods have the capability to view the IP addresses of anyone just browsing the forums? Say for instance, I was not a registered user of this forum, I was just browsing and clicking on the posts etc. to see what everyone was saying...would my IP be tracked?

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    yes.
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    When you request a page, the webserver sends it to your IP address. The information is always available - some sites store this permanently or report on it, some do not. It's always available.

    Forums (and other commercial portal sites) track this info closely as it can help them sell ad space. The number of unique ip's that hit your site monthly could be used to negotiate fees or to get business in the first place.

    Assume eveything you do on the internet is traceable. Don't do anything I wouldn't do

    Skye
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blisster
    It *would* be brokeback bay if I in fact went and hung out with Skye and co (did I mention he is teh hotness?)

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    Thanks Again Skye

    I wasn't going to "do" anything!

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    Doesn't a firewall help?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberskye


    When you request a page, the webserver sends it to your IP address. The information is always available - some sites store this permanently or report on it, some do not. It's always available.

    Forums (and other commercial portal sites) track this info closely as it can help them sell ad space. The number of unique ip's that hit your site monthly could be used to negotiate fees or to get business in the first place.

    Assume eveything you do on the internet is traceable. Don't do anything I wouldn't do

    Skye
    Can they still track your IP address if you have cookies disabled and you have a firewall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by impatiens123
    Can they still track your IP address if you have cookies disabled and you have a firewall?
    YES

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    If you don't want them to see your IP address..Go through a proxy, or VPN encryption like www.findnot.com..It cost money for findnot, but it's worth it..I don't like people having the ability to watch what I'm doing..It's like someone always listening to your phone calls....

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    Proxy servers log all your activity when you use them - I would trust SG staff before I trust a free proxy. Ask yourself why it's free...

    A webserver must be able to send you a page. They send it to your ip address. Hiding your IP would prevent you from viewing a page. So you expose your IP to a proxy (which if hosted or incorporated in the US is REQUIRED BY LAW to log your activity) instead of the site you are visiting.

    What exactly are you concerned about in regards to your IP being known?
    anything is possible - nothing is free


    Quote Originally Posted by Blisster
    It *would* be brokeback bay if I in fact went and hung out with Skye and co (did I mention he is teh hotness?)

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    As cyberskye already pointed out... The IP address is your location on the network. Any packet sent to you contains your IP address as the destination. In order to send you packets, any node you connect to must know where to send them.

    You can go through third parties (web proxies) but still, that third party will be sending data to your IP address.

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    Thanks!

    Thanks to all of you who responded to my questions!

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    I hope your not someone I just banned again for the 5th time this week!

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