Cookiemonster, most residential internet accounts have dynamic IP addresses, so it's not an issue anyway. ISP's don't normally assign static IP addresses because it ties up their allocation.
Your IP address will change anytime you reconnect when it is dynamic. As long as you remain connected, your IP address will remain the same. With DSL, you seldom reconnect which is the reason you haven't noticed it changing, but it is not static. An ISP will assign a static IP address if you are hosting a server, but you will most likely need a business class account. You just need to request a static IP address.The_Professional said:ISP's also don't want to encourage people to run servers which is why they assign dynamic IP's. However, I'm on high speed and mine hasn't changed so from experience they're usually static as opposed to dynamic. Unless you're using AOL or dial-up then your IP would change.
Sorry, I must've missed where you said that.The_Professional said:Evo, that's what I've been saying all along
Cable users do not have IP addresses that change.Cookiemonster, most residential internet accounts have dynamic IP addresses, so it's not an issue anyway. ISP's don't normally assign static IP addresses because it ties up their allocation.
Yes. Yes. Because you are using Windows, security is no longer important. You have been exposed to every evil person out there.security would be nice, but then again i'm using windows, so i guess it doesn't really matter.
Yes Dr. Nick. Because we want safety, we are retarded.You guys are retarded. Are you afraid to give you street address to people for fear you're going to get burglarized?
Infact Dagenais, you can do it yourself:Dagenais said:Nobody has given a reason why IP masking shouldn't take place. Is it hard to do this?
-NickServ- The IPHIDE option, when enabled will attempt to hide
-NickServ- your hostaddress from other users by setting your usermode
-NickServ- +m and causing services to reveal only disguised information.
-NickServ- This option is to provided only to attempt to bolster security,
-NickServ- *NOT* as an aid to abuse, your actual hostname is only protected
-NickServ- in a weak manner.
-NickServ- The +m usermode which can be set at any time by you with
-NickServ- /mode <yournick> +m applies similar protection at the
-NickServ- IRC level, causing /whois, etc to show only masked data.
-NickServ- The obvious benefit of a masked host is some small degree
-NickServ- of protection against some 'nuking', some 'hacking', and some
-NickServ- ip-based denial of service attacks.
-NickServ- To turn NickServ hiding/masking on: /NickServ set iphide on
-NickServ- To turn NickServ hiding/masking off: /NickServ set iphide off