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john jones Apr 30, 2005, 10:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Is there a way to hide my IP address when I'm surfing the net and sharing files?


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Brian Stewart Apr 30, 2005, 10:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there a way to hide my IP address?
No.
The only way to directly share files with someone is for them to connect to your ip.

You could route your stuff through a proxy.
You talk to the proxy, and the proxy talks to the net.
So the net only knows your proxy's ip. And you can still communicate and share files.

But then people will see your proxy's ip address. And it is very easy to deduce who owns/was on that particular proxy doing what at what time.


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PCGEEK Apr 30, 2005, 10:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 30, 2005, 10:41pm EDT

 
>> Re: Is there a way to hide my IP address?
yes there is hes wrong

use bear share , lime wire , ares to share files . even AOL , MSN , yahoo messenger and use ghost serf to mask the IP address.

there is stragenos internet annon to.

these programs run your IP threw 100,s of servers creating a new IP every min.

I use ghost serf my self.

Brian Stewart Apr 30, 2005, 11:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there a way to hide my IP address?
No.
If you directly conenct to someone, using peer to peer file transfer programs, they can find your ip address.

The only way to hide it is to run it through proxy servers, as you said, but the proxy server's ip address will be visible.

This is how the internet works. Connections between two ips.
The conections through proxy servers CAN be traced rather easily.
Especially is the RIAA/MPAA/etc want to hunt you down. Which is what this person is concerned about.

If you mask or spoof your ip address, then you will be unable to use peer to peer networks.

Your best bet is to not share files, and use something like peer guardian, which blocks known ip addresses associated with the RIAA and other such organizations.

If you really don't want to get caught, don't steals**t.

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wayne boyd May 04, 2005, 05:37am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there a way to hide my IP address?
hi brian

i think you right

if its so inportant to hide you ip addresse then i think maybe more is going on than just getting the odd mp3.

you need to carefull when saying about why you wont to hide your ip addresse becouse peaple may just wonder why?

take care, and be carefull.
thanks brian stewart good stuff you posted.

May 04, 2005, 05:53am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there a way to hide my IP address?
When you want to download music / movies / games / nuclear secrets, just connect to an open wireless AP (assuming that there is one near you). Then you'll be using their IP, and you're in the clear.

Steven Cat Feb 11, 2007, 12:10am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there a way to hide my IP address?
You can try this
http://www.privacyconnector.com
It uses VPN solution.
It encrypts all your outgoing traffic and make you surf Internet anonymously. But their speed is not fast...

john albrich Feb 11, 2007, 02:47am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there a way to hide my IP address?
We don't have to assume EVERYONE has suspicious reasons for asking about this.

I've come across numerous websites, INCLUDING VARIOUS FORUM POSTS where there is a pop-up balloon or encapsulated text message that warns the user their IP address is "known" or outright threatens the user with something like this...

Your IP address is known to us (IP address is shown here)
Beginning destructive viral download. Your system is mine. Mwaa-haa-haaaaaa.


Or, something equally sinister.

The user may even check that the IP address displayed IS their IP address, and when they verify it is their address, they go into panic mode.

The clear implied or direct threat being that because the IP address is visible, the user is vulnerable to all sorts of malicious actions.

After something like that, I could easily see someone asking how to mask their IP address.

Archangel Feb 11, 2007, 03:41am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there a way to hide my IP address?
when your doing something as simple as sending a file over msn to ur friend. you can find out their ip address by typing in a cmd window:

net stat -n

the one ip that looks like a public ip. is ur best bet. then u can get more sophisticated and use stuff like wireshark and be 100% sure of that....

SuPeR Xp Feb 11, 2007, 03:48am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there a way to hide my IP address?
Umm, this thread is like 2 years old 8)

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warmonger Feb 11, 2007, 08:37am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there a way to hide my IP address?
LOL yeah, saw PCGEEKs nic in there and thought, he's back?, then saw the date

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mothow Feb 11, 2007, 09:18am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there a way to hide my IP address?
warmonger said:
LOL yeah, saw PCGEEKs nic in there and thought, he's back?, then saw the date

I just thought the same thing..lol

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Supreet Virdi Feb 11, 2007, 10:37am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 11, 2007, 10:38am EST

 
>> Re: Is there a way to hide my IP address?
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David S Apr 25, 2016, 09:42am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is there a way to hide my IP address?
Yes, you can hide your IP by using VPN service. I personally use HIDE-MY-IP, they offer best service, also the cheapest one on the market.:):) ;)


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