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Which is the correct IP address?


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DanaFL78

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I have a weird situation where I think someone who is a good friend of mine appears to be sending me strange emails. I am a moderator on this other forum and I can see the IP addresses of the uses (friend doesn't know this). So, I am getting emails to my yahoo account which looks like it's coming from the same IP address she has logged on the site. It changes though! When I traced IP, it's coming up to different geographical locations other than where my friend says she is. She says she is in Boston, but the IP comes up California. I know she also has a yahoo email account, so are they just very similar IP addresses and this is all a big coincidence?

Which IP address in yahoo header tells where the USER is sending email from, not where it's being re-routed through yahoo?

I really hope my friend is NOT doing this. I want to know if there is any way to know for sure? I know she uses yahoo, but on our forum it's not through any email client, in fact it's through Invision Power Board.

This morning the strange email came from edited - Metallica and HER logged IP address at the board was edited - Metallica if I am even pulling the correct IP address from my incoming yahoo email. The day previous their IPs matched. Is she the one writing the emails while pretending to be my good friend?

Your help is appreciated. Thank you in advance!

~Dana~

Edited by Metallica, 25 April 2005 - 11:59 AM.

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Can anyone help, please?
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No one knows?
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it could easily be a coincidence. If it's on a shared server such that you are speaking of it can be identified as though it is the same. i wouldn't rely much on that information. if it is routed through yahoo or invision powerboard it quite possibly could be scrambled and thus show up as anything really at that point. you also have to be aware that there could be security attached to an IP address and if that is the case then it will be assigned a random uncommitted IP which means it will just pull from somewhere else. hope that helps.
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Hi DanaFL78,

The NetRange: 207.200.64.0 - 207.200.127.255
in which both the IP's were belong to:

OrgName: Netscape Communications Corp.
OrgID: NSCP
Country: US

If your friend is on dial-up her IP could vary within that range as opposed to the static IP most broad-band-users would have.
So the small difference in IP address could be caused by her being on dial-up.

But if she is a friend, why not ask her straight out?

Regards,

Pieter
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