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Posted 29 September 2005 - 05:31 PM
Posted 29 September 2005 - 05:42 PM
If you use IE and you start typing in the address line..what happens? That information is stored in the history. Also some sites may take a little longer to load. That's it..
Your ISP doesn' keep a single file on your activity. It is information that is contained in the log files on their various servers. When you log into the network a server logs successful/unsuccessful login attempts, when you send an email the email server has a copy of your email in the datastore, when you go to a website the proxy server puts that into the log file.
Once again an ISP is a company providing your internet connection, an IP is a number like 192.168.1.1
Posted 29 September 2005 - 05:46 PM
Posted 29 September 2005 - 05:47 PM
Posted 29 September 2005 - 05:56 PM
Posted 29 September 2005 - 05:59 PM
Posted 29 September 2005 - 06:08 PM
Also keep in mind that many ISPs are phone companies or cable companies.
Posted 29 September 2005 - 09:38 PM
Posted 30 September 2005 - 01:36 AM
Posted 30 September 2005 - 06:23 AM
Yeah but one of my uncles (computer technician) said that to check your ISP Historu to see which sites have beenn visited! So are you sure you cant do that?
he's talking about your browser history stored in internet explorer or mozilla firefox (whichever you use). you can check this any time you want. if your uncle is telling you to check anything with your isp as far as history....then he's a goober....the amount of paper work to get YOUR OWN records from your ISP is impossible....and even then...thos records won't be easy to read....nor will they contain anything helpfull.
there are records that involve your ip that your ISP keeps...such as usage, and sites visited (which they sometimes sell to companies who then in turn give you directed spyware).
basically if i understand where y our'e going with your line of questioning....you need to check your IE history...and leave your ISP alone...most of the time no one care's about y our IE history...if they wan't to track your internet usage....they do a "drive by" spyware install...not hack into your computer and look at your IE history..
Posted 30 September 2005 - 06:43 AM
Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) is not going to divulge your records, and if they did, reading the logs would give you a headache.
Your browsing history is stored on the local machine. You can dump the files (which will slow future browsing of those sites) or you can use a strong password to discourage any snooping on your system. Unless malicious software is installed on your system, like spyware, keyloggers etc., your uncle or anyone else is not going to see your activity unless they have physical access to the machine you used.
Perhaps if you tell us what specifically you would prefer to keep private we can give you ideas about how to protect exactly what you want, instead of speaking in generalities. If you are concerned that uncle is going to hack into your computer from his house, bypass your firewall, and see where you have been on the internet, don't lose any more sleep over it. Tell him to quit yanking your chain.
Posted 30 September 2005 - 07:17 AM
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