Protecting IP Address

  PaulOwen 13:56 25 Jul 2005

Is there any way in protecting our IP address when on the net. For example when you have a mobile fone you have the option of not sending your number when calling someone. Can the same be done with an IP address? If so, how?

  mgmcc 14:12 25 Jul 2005

Type "hide ip address" (with the inverted commas) into Google. There are numerous applications to do it but not, it seems, for free!

  GANDALF <|:-)> 14:25 25 Jul 2005

No you cannot. You need the IP address so that web pages can be sent to you. You do not visit a web page, they visit you. The so-called 'anonymiser' programmes do not work, I can assure you. There is no need to hide your address unless you are a spook or into well-dodgy stuff.


  PaulOwen 14:34 25 Jul 2005

Ok GANDALF <|:-)> I am not into anything 'dodgy' as you put it but I won't go into details but there have been threats to me, so how easy is it for someone to obtain my ip address then my home address should i change it through my internet provider.

  PaulOwen 15:04 25 Jul 2005


  octal 15:30 25 Jul 2005

"so how easy is it for someone to obtain my ip address then my home address should i change it through my internet provider."

Virtually Nil, so stop worrying, it sounds like the low life who are threatening you would not have the intelligence to do that anyway.

  PaulOwen 15:47 25 Jul 2005

Thankyou for trying to put me at ease octal but can it be done. For example if I am in a chatroom or on msn messanger for example.

  octal 18:06 25 Jul 2005

No, I - don't - fink - so, unless they had someone in their pay at MSN, and what are the chances of that?

I'm reading between the lines here, I get the impression you are being threatened via the Internet, depending on the threats, mention it to the appropriate authorities. I have had situations like this before and like all bullies they are cowards, so either report them or better still ignore them and they will go away and enjoy your surfing.

Good luck.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:32 25 Jul 2005

Getting your IP address is easy but it changes everytime you log on unless your computer is a server or part of a business network. Even if someone gets your IP address they can do naff all as there is no way of finding who it is assigned to. Chill.


  PaulOwen 18:42 25 Jul 2005

Thanks GANDALF <|:-)> I can rest a little easier, although I tested out your theory and run/cmd/ipconfig my IP address was the same after as it was before I shut down my computer!?

  PaulOwen 20:07 25 Jul 2005

Thanks GANDALF <|:-)> how about my last query!?

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