IP Number

  daz p 11:19 16 Jan 2003
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  daz p 11:19 16 Jan 2003

can you be identified just by your IP number?

  powerless 11:31 16 Jan 2003

Yes.

  Gemma 11:35 16 Jan 2003

If you mean your IP address and identified means can be reached, then yes.

However, most people get a dynamically assigned IP address from their ISP when they log into the service which will only last for that session. Some people have a fixed IP (e.g. Pipex ADSL users) which never changes.

There are good and bad points about both. However please install and use a firewall to protect yourself from the bad guys (who probably are not interested in you at all) and use antivirus software to protect yourself from the really bad guys who don't give a damn about who they hurt.

  jazzypop 11:37 16 Jan 2003

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  obbit 14:29 16 Jan 2003

Hi Daz...........i use zonealarm free version and that stops 99% of bad guys although prob some nut will get through.

best regards

obbit

  daz p 17:27 18 Jan 2003

Thanks a lot.

  Mad Boy 17:45 18 Jan 2003

Yeah i also use zone alarm firewall, after my norton firewall expired (DOH! forgot to update it!) I know you shouldnt really forget to but DOH!

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