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Offline dominique

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Re: Surrounded
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2006, 08:29:22 AM »
The the IP has to be something else than 0.0.0.0, perhaps no IP?
I just took care of that possibility - we'll see.

How does one have "no IP"? Echelon?
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Re: Surrounded
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2006, 09:50:03 PM »
How does one have "no IP"? Echelon?

Every machine has two IP addresses at a minimum ~ 0.0.0.0 is the machine's CPU address, 127.0.0.1 is the machine's internal network address.  When you are running a server on your machine, and you ask that server for a page, your "return" address is 0.0.0.0 ~ and the address of the server is 127.0.0.1 as seen by your machine.  When you're connected to an external network, whether a LAN or a WAN, your machine will have another address for each ~ mine are currently 10.7.8.6, which is "abjad" for my LAN, and 4.242.70.37, which is "dialup-4.242.70.37.dial1.seattle1.lever3.net" for all Internet sites.  I could have another network card ~ currently I have a dialup adapter and an ethernet adapter ~ for another kind of connection, for example I could have another ethernet adapter.  It would have a different IP address from the 10.7.8.6 that I've assigned to my current ethernet card.  Then my machine would have five IP addresses ~ 0.0.0.0, 10.7.8.6, 127.0.0.1, 4.242.70.37, and 10.7.8.15 (or something).  However, only my machine would be able to send a packet to 0.0.0.0 or 127.0.0.1 because those addresses always ~ for everyone ~ point to their machine.  Were you to put "http://127.0.0.1/" in your browser window, the request would not leave your machine; it would be the same with "http://0.0.0.0/" ~ if you have a server "listening" on port 80, it would reply ~ to your machine.

So those log entries are produced by someone using the machine that the server software is running on.
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Re: Surrounded
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2006, 10:05:16 AM »
Thank you WindRiverShoshoni. As soon as Proemio gets with me when I have some free time, we will try something else. It most likely won't be until after the sun goes down.
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