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Old 04-24-2007, 10:02 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by joepole
>Your IP is a number on your computer that distinguishes your computer from others on the Internet.

It's not necessarily on your computer, it could be on a router several spots up the chain. We're working with an ISP in Alabama that gives all of their customers private IP addresses. There's not a public, traceable address anywhere in your house, it's all 10.x.x.x. An end user would know your ISP, but that does them no good.
There is no such thing as a non-traceable IP address. If your ISP provides some sort of IP translation service (NAT) then it is up to that ISP to keep logs or not on the "private" IP's it serves. Law enforcement often supoenas or court orders records that identify an ISP's users. RIAA suing users behind 10.x.x.x and 192.168.x.x addresses is one indication that "private addresses" are not 100% safe to hide behind. I'm not arguing. I just want to clear up any possible misunderstanding that 10.x.x.x address offer any anonymity whatsoever. Knowing the ISP and the 10.x.x.x IS knowing who you are. Please make no mistake.
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