IP in header real vs 127.0.0.1

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Mac, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Mac

    Mac Guest

    How come the IP in my header sometimes shows the actual IP when posting here
    and at other times it shows 127.0.0.1?

    I'm not doing anything I'm aware of that is causing this.
     
    Mac, Jun 13, 2007
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  2. Mac

    Mac Guest

    Test reply to see which IP gets used.
     
    Mac, Jun 13, 2007
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  3. Mac

    Mac Guest

    2nd Test

     
    Mac, Jun 13, 2007
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    Mac Guest

    3rd Test

     
    Mac, Jun 13, 2007
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    Mac Guest

    4th Test

     
    Mac, Jun 13, 2007
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    Emill Guest

    I see you tried to make your point here, but I can't see any 127.0.0.1...
    here... Maybe it's only your computer which shows this 127...
    Emill
     
    Emill, Jun 14, 2007
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    Steve Pearce Guest

    Look again, on one message is the header:

    NNTP-Posting-Host: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl 127.0.0.1

    and on another:

    NNTP-Posting-Host: host86-154-130-0.range86-154.btcentralplus.com
    86.154.130.0

    So he has managed to post via two different servers, how I have no
    idea.
     
    Steve Pearce, Jun 14, 2007
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    Steve Pearce Guest

    Are by chance using the Giganews Accelerator?
     
    Steve Pearce, Jun 14, 2007
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    Jim Guest

    I haven't a clue as to why this is happening.

    However, the address 127.0.0.1 means "localhost" on every computer that is
    connected to the internet. In short, it means your computer.

    You will find this ip address in your HOSTS file.

    Jim
     
    Jim, Jun 14, 2007
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    Mac Guest

    Thanks, I sort of figured that, but it is still a mystery why my posts to
    newsgroups randomly(?) use 127.0.0.1 rather than the real IP address.

    I'm using Windows Live Mail as the news client and posting direct to
    msnews.microsoft.com.
     
    Mac, Jun 14, 2007
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    Emill Guest

    No, I'm using Windows Mail... Is that why I STILL can't see any 127.0.0.1?
     
    Emill, Jun 14, 2007
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    Jim Guest

    I suppose I should have looked at the message header better, but it is
    strange that 127.0.0.1 shows up. Using that address ought to be equivalent
    to sending mail to yourself. Note that 127.0.0.1 is just as real as the
    other IP address.
    Jim
     
    Jim, Jun 14, 2007
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  13. Mac

    Mac Guest

    real but not real ;-)

     
    Mac, Jun 15, 2007
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    Richard Guest

    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    Hash: SHA1

    Hi mac, you sent me an email yesterday which I deleted in error before
    reading, can you resend please.

    Thanks.


    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
    Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32)
    Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org

    iD8DBQFGcdXbSjfBTH0b8CkRAsZGAJsF/J5pkFlxZ8Wt56UUrbAaYF4SSgCfRJWX
    oCVMFBcnuW1jz5zsj5qQa4M=
    =f76P
    -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
     
    Richard, Jun 15, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    ?

     
    Guest, Jun 15, 2007
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    Mac Guest

    ?

     
    Mac, Jun 15, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    ?

     
    Guest, Jun 15, 2007
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    Emill Guest

    AHA... now I see!!!
    Emill

     
    Emill, Jun 15, 2007
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    Mac Guest

    Still no clue why :)

     
    Mac, Jun 15, 2007
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    Mac Guest

    This from my Ubuntu session on same PC using Thunderbird...
     
    Mac, Jun 15, 2007
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