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How is Ladislav using a banned IP from a basher?!

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How is Ladislav using a banned IP from a basher?!

Postby Winston » May 6th, 2010, 1:04 pm

For the past few days, Ladislav was unable to access this forum after he started using another hotel's wireless signal.

So I asked him to give me his IP and it turned out that he was using one of the IP's that a banned basher was using! How can that be? Were any of the bashers here in Angeles? Even if they were, the chances of them using the same hotel and IP are very slim.

This happened to me one time too. When I used a hotel's wireless connection in Angeles, I could not get into this forum. It said I was banned, even as a guest. But this was a hotel on Friendship, one that Ladislav would never stay at.

Any explanation for this? This is weird.

I already unbanned the IP that he is on, so he should be able to access this forum now.
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Postby adam917 » May 7th, 2010, 3:36 am

I believe it depends on what ISP the hotel(s) are using. If it's the same as the banned one(s) than there's your answer as IP addresses can change around a lot. Even if the malicious user wasn't in that area, they could still be using a proxy that could be based in that area.
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Postby Winston » May 7th, 2010, 8:45 am

adam917 wrote:I believe it depends on what ISP the hotel(s) are using. If it's the same as the banned one(s) than there's your answer as IP addresses can change around a lot. Even if the malicious user wasn't in that area, they could still be using a proxy that could be based in that area.


Really? You mean IP's aren't unique? So people in different places can have the same IP? What are the odds though? Maybe it was a common IP proxy used by many?
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Postby adam917 » May 7th, 2010, 9:38 am

Winston wrote:
adam917 wrote:I believe it depends on what ISP the hotel(s) are using. If it's the same as the banned one(s) than there's your answer as IP addresses can change around a lot. Even if the malicious user wasn't in that area, they could still be using a proxy that could be based in that area.


Really? You mean IP's aren't unique? So people in different places can have the same IP? What are the odds though? Maybe it was a common IP proxy used by many?

Network Address Translation can get around the issue of the finite number of IP addresses - to a limit. Hence the switching to the new IPv6 system by 2011 which uses way longer IP addresses to accommodate a very high number of future devices.

It likely was a proxy of sorts in this case though...
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