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Hiding IP address !


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#1 doinmeedin

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 05:49 AM

Can someone tell me how to hide my IP address and if its a download i'd like it to be a safe and secure one at best ! :thumbsup:

If life is not an option then why are we not given the option in the first place !


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#2 ThunderZ

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 06:54 AM

You can quit looking and quit asking.

There is no true way to hide your IP.

I know, I know. There is talk all over the Net about it. But in reality it is a myth. The Internet just could not and does not work that way.

#3 CaveDweller2

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 06:29 PM

ThunderZ is correct.

As my father says - Locked doors keep honest people honest. A thief will not be stopped, just slowed down by a lock.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:05 PM

Hiding your IP address is like ordering something you have wanted for a long time from Amazon. Then covering up your house address number when the UPS driver drives down the block. Hmmmm where does this package go???? You can try, but somebody somewhere always knows and needs to know what your IP is. It's important information or your searches or browsing will never be returned to you at your 'address'.

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#5 groovicus

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:24 PM

As has already been stated, you can not hide your IP address. When you request a web page, the server needs to know where to send that web page. Your IP address tells the server and the network where to send that page. Same thing for a download. If you download a file from a website, it needs your IP address to know where to send the download. So in short, you can not truly hide your IP address. In reality, just knowing your IP address is largely meaningless anyway. The people that look for systems to compromise use automated scanners, and there is no way to hide your IP from those.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:19 AM

You can use a proxy to masquerade as another IP address. That will make your requests to a host look like they are coming from the proxy rather than directly from your IP address. However, the proxy still knows your true address for the reasons stated above - to get the requested information to you.

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 08:12 AM

Awwwwwwww ! Well suppose i'll have to grin and bare it like everyone else in the www.com world eh !

Thanks to all who responded to this ! :thumbsup:

If life is not an option then why are we not given the option in the first place !





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