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How to tell if you have a Private IP Address or a Public IP Address


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#16 evazejip

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 09:26 AM

Fantastic post. This has helped me a lot - I got a question on my VCE test saying:

 

Which of the following is a public IP address?

A: 10.4.160.1

B: 55.5.254.1

C: 172.17.45.12

D: 192.168.100.100

 

Well the correct answer is B - This post helped me understand why, and how to tell what kind of IP address is what.



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:45 AM

would I be presumptuous in asking that when you build a web site and are ready to go online with it using FTP...that having a private IP would be safer?



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:55 PM

A private IP address for your web server, your ftp server or your ftp client?


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:19 PM

This is a great post..thank you in advance for what i have learned so far. I am referring to a private IP address for the web server...

 

that being said..just a thought and question about IP addresses and the possibility of catching the flu..if you will...

 

Would it be possible to have an alternating IP address so as to not allow malware and all the nasties?

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:34 PM

Private IP addresses are not accessible from the Internet. If you give a private IP address to your web server, it will not be accessible from the Internet.


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