Questions tagged [ip-address]

An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.

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What does an asterisk/star in traceroute mean?

The below is a part of traceroute to my hosted server: 9 ae-2-2.ebr2.dallas1.level3.net (4.69.132.106) 19.433 ms 19.599 ms 19.275 ms 10 ae-72-72.csw2.dallas1.level3.net (4.69.151.141) 19.496 ...
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Should a website be directly accessible by its IP address?

I found that many websites display their site content only when you access them by their FQDN (example, example.com). When trying to access by their IP address, they show a 404 site not found error. ...
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Why does my IP address become Google's IP address when using Chrome on the mobile?

I am tracking every member's geolocation (using db-ip) and everything is fine except mobile phones with the Chrome browser. They always give me the result US Mountain View California ip:66.249.xxx....
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Which browsers support SNI?

Because of the way web servers and SSL work, previously a dedicated IP address was required for running an SSL certificate on a domain. But with a new technique (SNI, abbreviation for Server Name ...
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How to remove our IP address from Microsoft's email blacklist?

We have a website, users sign up and receive links to confirm they signed up BUT: Microsoft blocked our IP (no one with Microsoft email account can receive our emails.) We tried contacting microsoft ...
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Is unique IP address a must for SSL?

The shared hosting company told me that if I buy an IP address then it will be applicable for the addon domains too. What does it mean? Then the SSL certificate won't work since there will be more ...
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Multiple IP addresses for one SSL certificate

Is it possible to register an SSL Certificate for Multiple IP addresses? This is needed for one of my sites; which runs on two different servers with different IP addresses. One server is live; while ...
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Can DNS point to specific port?

I got virtual machine on some server and my URL is something like this. 111.11.11.111:8002 Can I get DNS who will point to specific port ? One more thing. If I cant do that, can my virtual ...
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Would changing IP addresses affect my SEO

We're about to change our website from a shared hosting account to run on a VPS, mainly so we have our own resources and control over server settings. An IP address is included with the VPS. What I ...
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Shared IP vs. Dedicated IP

What are all the pros and cons of a dedicated IP rather than shared IP for my website? When would I need a dedicated IP?
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Should I redirect the site IP address to the domain name

I have been told by an SEO company to redirect the site IP to the domain using a 301 redirect. This will apparently improve the SEO ranking of the site. The site has a dedicated IP address. Is this ...
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Why am I getting cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi coming up when I browse my webpage?

I've recently set up a website with a smaller hosting company. The plan has a dedicated IP. They sent me emails to say it's all set up, but now their support channels are all unresponsive even though ...
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Will altering my HOSTS file allow me to access sites that can't be directly accessed via IP?

I'm moving hosts over to a shared host (HostGator) and trying to access my site before DNS propagation has completed, so I can access my WP-ADMIN (which can't be done w/ temporary URLs). I'm told ...
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Apache logs: “::1 … ”OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0" 200 -

Just looking at logs of a not-so-busy site on one of our Apache servers and notice tons of these in the log: ::1 - - [15/Apr/2011:12:11:40 -0700] "OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0" 200 - ::1 - - [15/Apr/2011:12:11:...
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How to identify if IP address is really google's IP

From what I learned in my server logs, IP addresses starting with 64.249 belong to google. When I do a host lookup on my computer for google I receive 11 different IP addresses all starting with 74....
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Banning unresolved IP addresses

My server has run out of memory a few times in the past two days, because of which the site crashed. I checked AWstats and found that hundreds of unresolved IP addresss have been logged, and the ...
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How can I change the location of my ip address to specific citiies/places when browsing?

I am based in Europe and I would like to test my website as if I am located in New York. I have some specific features that will be visible based on cities.
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The number of sites on a shared host

I have been looking at a number of shared hosting providers, and I used domaintools.com services to see how many other domains are hosted at a single IP address. I think Hostgator had a high number of ...
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Using one IP for Nameserver like NS1 and NS2

Please I like to know why I can't use my one IP on my nameserver like: ns1.mydomain.com = 67.111.78.12 ns2.mydomain.com = (but the IP could be assigned here)
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Can I make my IP address look as if it is from another country, not from the US?

The top level domain .md is works as follows: (A) If you are from the US, Canada, or a few other countries, you have to register .md domains through max.md for exorbitant prices, because they figure ...
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Block a random domain pointing at my dedicated IP

I have a random domain name which has it's A record going to my dedicated IP. Therefore duplicating content. Is there a way I can disable the domain at IP level maybe in iptables? I have a .htaccess ...
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Hotmail and IP in blacklist - how to solve now?

Our server's IP address is blacklisted by the provider of hotmail. We can't find any solutions. We followed up with all the instructions they gave us in the DEAMON email link, but it's not enough - ...
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Multiple IP addresses to a server

I am trying to figure out the best option for web hosting of a startup business. I want to get a VPS hosting for this business and one factor that affects the price is the number of IP addresses. I ...
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Will Google and other search engines follow IP address only sites (i.e., no URL)

Will Google and other search engines follow links to and index sites that don't have a URL, but instead just use their IP address's (obviously they would need a unique IP) ?
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Getting IP address and location of my own server instead of visiting user's

I have a MEAN Stack application deployed on a server and am using Nginx as proxy server to handle the request and redirect to application's particular port. For example: User accesses the URL http://...
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How can I compile an IP address to country lookup database to make available for free?

How would I go about compiling an accurate database of IP addresses and their related countries to make available as an open source download for any web developer who wants to perform a geographic IP ...
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Identical spam coming from many different (but similar) IP addresses

A forum I run has been the victim of spam user accounts recently - several accounts that have been registered and the profile fill with advertising/links. All of this is for the same company, or group ...
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Disadvantages of a fake phpMyAdmin honeypot that causes ip blacklisting and robots.txt disallow/exclusion of the honeypot?

I'm trying to figure out whether I should set up a honeypot system with a fake phpMyAdmin (site gets hits all the time with people spidering for insecurities with that app). My thought was to create ...
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Trigger IP ban based on request of given file?

I run a website where "x.php" was known to have vulnerabilities. The vulnerability has been fixed and I don't have "x.php" on my site anymore. As such with major public vulnerabilities, it seems ...
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50% traffic coming from a single IP on website

We have an Indian ecommerce website, where around 85% traffic comes from India only. I was observing access logs of last 2 months and found out that nearly 50% traffic is coming from a single IP (162....
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The same user from different IP-addresses?

Has anybody encountered the situation when the same user from the same session ID and the same browser requested 2 different scripts on the same webserver inside the duration of 30 sec from two ...
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Why Is Another Domain Resolving To My IP Address?

I'm not really sure if this is something that I should worry about... I'm currently renting a dedicated server which is hosting a website I've created. The domain of the website was registered with ...
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How to add multiple websites on a single IP address?

I have a VDS server and a dedicated IP address. The question is how to add multiple sites in a single domain? For example I have 3 sites as below: www.company.co www.webdesign.com www.inet.com
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Is collecting IP address and user agents on form submission illegal in the U.S.?

I'm creating a website where I collect the name, email, state, and an optional photo of a user. Before the user submits the form, they have to agree to the terms of the site. For testing and ...
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SEO- IP-based Language Change

I have a site,The site have lot of visitors from international.The site content currently in English.I want to change language dynamically by using PHP code,this done based on the requesting IP ...
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When I search on my domain name in a browser, the IP address is returned for my site hosted with GoDaddy and NGINX

The IP address of my site is returned when I do domain name search in my browser. I am using: GoDaddy Hosting Nginx Node.js Obviously I would like the domain name and not the IP address, how can ...
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Geolocate service I can use?

I can access very accurate geolocate info from Google Analytics, but is there any way to access the geolocate information of Google or otherwise for an IP address, from a computer program, like a web ...
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How can I check if my hosting provider blocked outbound traffic to some IP's?

I have a website powered by WordPress and I am using MailChimp with the official WP plugin. I know this plugin works as its very popular and it works on my other hosting account but not on this site. ...
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Using a custom domain: How to update an A-record?

Tumblr makes it seem relatively easy to use a custom domain name. For a two-level domain: point A-record (IP address) to 66.6.44.4 But my registrar (Domain.com), doesn't make this intuitive, as ...
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How do I redirect www and non but not IP

I am trying to redirect www.domain.com or domain.com to www.domain.com/temp.html I am using the following code: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^.*$ RewriteRule ^/?$ "http\:\/\/www\.domain\.com\/temp\.html"...
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Download tracking by IP

Is it possible to track downloads from a website by IP address? Ideally, I would like to see a log file with possibly time stamps, occurrences, and who (IP address, and/or country of origin). If ...
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How to prevent anyone from knowing that some domains are in the same server?

I am using some dedicated server with lots of different IPs. Some domains are put on different IPs. However, anyone can see that domaina.com is pointed to ns1.myserver.com. How to prevent that?
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change the static IP address to domain name

I have a static IP and hosted my site in this.Working fine. But I want to change the URL name (static IP) to a domain name. I have one domain name already registered. I have http://xx.xx.xx.xx/ but I ...
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Single IP address multiple servers

I have seen that some IP addresses are tied to multiple servers (physical machines). Example: check the ping times of one of GoDaddy's nameservers: http://just-ping.com/index.php?vh=NS39....
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How can I see who is connecting to my websites on my server and possibly their IPs ?

1) How can I know how many people is connected to the server in a specific moment (or previous hours of the day). (Even in real-time) 2) How can I know which one of the websites on my server they are ...
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/404.html being requested by different IP addresses - Is this a new form of attack?

On some of our sites /404.html is being requested by different IP addresses, every second or so. The request is not accompanied by other resources loading on the page and will quite often then ...
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When buying a domain what are the differences between nameservers (NS records) and other DNS servers?

When I buy a domain I always get confused between the two and manage to make a mess of the settings before I finally get it right, but still without clearly understanding what their roles are in ...
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Blocking all countries except US/Canada/UK

I have a site which is only for US/Canada/UK visitors. I don't want to make it visible to other visitors. I tried to put IP ranges in .htaccess (Deny IP) but it does not work for me. May be I have ...
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Get IP address of website

How do I access my website using the IP address? I tried to ping my site example.com and it gives the IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, but when I try to browse my website using the IP address its responded ...
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Can't find the IP address of regular visitor which creates %100 Bounce Rate on my site!

Everyday :(, the following user creates one hit on my google analytics which has 3-5 sessions and %100 bounce rate. ISP: Digital Ocean Operating System: Linux City: san francisco I ...