What is my ip address?


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tarquinlinbin

Hello,i plan to run a webcam and so will need to run a server on my
win xp pro machine. I use NTL broadband (uk) and my ip address is
reported as 81.97.118.XX . Is this my public facing ip address ?. i.e
if someone entered that ip,would they be pointing to my computer?
 
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Will Denny

Hi

From a command prompt type the following and then look at the IP Address line:

ipconfig /all

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Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User


| Hello,i plan to run a webcam and so will need to run a server on my
| win xp pro machine. I use NTL broadband (uk) and my ip address is
| reported as 81.97.118.XX . Is this my public facing ip address ?. i.e
| if someone entered that ip,would they be pointing to my computer?
 
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Robert Moir

tarquinlinbin said:
Hello,i plan to run a webcam and so will need to run a server on my
win xp pro machine. I use NTL broadband (uk) and my ip address is
reported as 81.97.118.XX . Is this my public facing ip address ?. i.e
if someone entered that ip,would they be pointing to my computer?
Yes. You can also confirm this by using the command Will suggests.
 
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tarquinlinbin

Hi

From a command prompt type the following and then look at the IP Address line:

ipconfig /all
Yes,it doesnt say a lot becuase im behind a router ,however visiting
port scanning/security type websites such as www.grc.com tells me my
ip is 81.97.118.XX . Could i safely run a web cam with my pc serving
and still be secure?

I run xp pro, have NIS and an external router/firewall (spi)

joe
 
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Rob Schneider

First, you have to realize that even though you think you are masking
your IP by using the .XX, if you look at the source of your posting
message, you'll see that the full IP address of your machine is
publically avaliable. I could tell you your full IP address in this
reply, but I'll let that for you to discover. Keep that in mind as you
think about security.

With your router, you'll have to "forward" from the external IP address
to the relevant machine on the inside of your network. You'll have to
figure out, based on how you've configured your webcam, which port it is
running on. You can read about forwarding in the user guid for hte
router you are using.

You are asking if you can safely run th eweb cam with your pc serving
and still be secure. All depends. Do you want anyone seeing the web
cam? By giving *anyone* acces to the port used by the web cam, can
anything else happen to that computer. Only you can judge the risks.

Hope this is useful to you. Let us know.

rms
 
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tarquinlinbin

First, you have to realize that even though you think you are masking
your IP by using the .XX, if you look at the source of your posting
message, you'll see that the full IP address of your machine is
publically avaliable. I could tell you your full IP address in this
reply, but I'll let that for you to discover. Keep that in mind as you
think about security.

With your router, you'll have to "forward" from the external IP address
to the relevant machine on the inside of your network. You'll have to
figure out, based on how you've configured your webcam, which port it is
running on. You can read about forwarding in the user guid for hte
router you are using.

You are asking if you can safely run th eweb cam with your pc serving
and still be secure. All depends. Do you want anyone seeing the web
cam? By giving *anyone* acces to the port used by the web cam, can
anything else happen to that computer. Only you can judge the risks.

Hope this is useful to you. Let us know.

rms
Hi Rob ,thanks for the info,,
Ah yes ,i seem to remember noticing my ip addr in news postings ,didnt
occur to me though. Sounds a bit dodgy to me to publish stuff like
that on newsgroup postings ?. It might account for the various
security threats i have had to fight off in recent months!.

The probability is that i will only want to provide access to one
person. Having said that, im not sure if they have a static ip on a BB
connection or if they are dial up. I expect if its dial up i'd be
better ftp'ing webcam pic updates to a website but then i wonder what
free webspace providers policy is on that, id have to check it out
becuase id be maybe ftp;ing every minute or so ,,,
thank

joe
 
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CountryCheck.com

tarquinlinbin said:
Hello,i plan to run a webcam and so will need to run a server on my
win xp pro machine. I use NTL broadband (uk) and my ip address is
reported as 81.97.118.XX . Is this my public facing ip address ?. i.e
if someone entered that ip,would they be pointing to my computer?
The www.countrycheck.com home page shows you the IP address you are
from along with City, State and ISP.
 
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dev

/CountryCheck.com/ said:
The www.countrycheck.com home page shows you the IP address you are
from along with City, State and ISP.
Actually, it may not. That page lists my ISP's network provider, who is
in not in the same city as the ISP.^_^ Try START|RUN, and type "cmd /k
IPCONFIG" <enter> (no quotes). To exit the screen type "exit" <enter>.
 

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