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Since: 20.6.02
From: Kolob

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I have a question to ask, maybe those here with more technological know-how.

Last week, I went to Toronto on vacation, and spent the week with my father at his place. During such time, I had the chance to get online...and as I was surfing varied websites that I like, I tried to access this one. Sadly, that didn't work, because my dad's IP address was blocked.

Now, I don;t think that's possible...Dad's not the type to check out these kids of message boards, so I was wondering if he may have been using an IP address that was previously banned by the Zims or something...

I don't know much about Internet technology, but I was told that there are two types of IP address: static and floating...could that have anything to do with it?

I'm always up for more education...so let's see what we can figure out.

Thanks!



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Since: 13.2.02
From: Back in the Heart of Hali

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It depends on what you saw, really.

If the "access denied" error came from the Wienerboard, then you were blocked by the Wienerboard. Otherwise, something between the computer you were on and the server was preventing you from basking in sweet Wiener lurve.

Unless your Dad is running 'censorware,' however, I'd guess it was what you suggested, namely that his computer had acquired an IP that had been banned. Or CRZ banned a netblock and your Dad happened to be in it.

Static IPs are IP addresses that are allocated to a particular host and do not change regardless of whether the host is up or down. The Wienerboard has a static IP of 205.158.23.211.

Dynamic IPs are where a computer doesn't get its IP until it's ready to join the network, so to speak; further, it doesn't get the same IP every time. PPPoE and Dial-up function this way. When you connect, you get an IP from a pool of IPs. Someone else may get the same one five minutes from now if you log off.

Dynamic IPs also are used with NAT translation: a computer gets on the network with a private, non-routable IP (like 192.168.x.x). It uses this IP to access any resources within that private ISP (or home) network. When it's time to send packets out to the Internet at Large, Network Address Translation takes place and the 192.168.x.x is turned into a public, routable IP selected from a pool of IPs. The reverse is done on packets coming back in.

Because CRZ can't be sure what IP a person will be coming from if they're on dialup, PPPoE, or behind NAT, I'm assuming he has to ban whole netblocks. Your Dad probably just shares an ISP with a dork.

(How that could ever happen in Trannah, I dunno )




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Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

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I can always answer these questions if an address is provided. ("Toronto" is the wrong kind of address. ;-) )



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Since: 20.6.02
From: Kolob

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.36
    Originally posted by CRZ
    I can always answer these questions if an address is provided. ("Toronto" is the wrong kind of address. ;-) )
Very true...and I can't offer an IP for him, unfortunately. :-)

And while Toronto's not SoCal (or my Alberta, for that matter), it's always gonna be home to me. :-) GO LEAFS!

Anyhow, thank you all for the tech lesson, I appreciate it very much :-)




SD2: April, Year 3; what's the point to the Career mode, anyhow?
FF7: Disc 1; 4h into game; Cloud...bodyguard, hero, crossdresser?!?
FF8: Disc 3; 38h into game; Seeking Sister Ellone to save Rinoa.
FF9: Disc 1; 6h into game; Hunting down Dagger after she drugged me!

Back from vacation...but I want MORE!
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