DoD on my VPN??

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by philbu, Jan 5, 2012.

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  1. philbu

    philbu Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I just set up a VPN client in XP. After I log into my host on Vista machine, I open XP's View Network Connections > right click my VPN > Status > Details tab and in the list of Device Name, Type, etc there are 2 at the bottom: Server IP Address and Client IP Address. They both pointed to the DoD Network Information Center in Columbus, Ohio.

    OK, so now why is that?? :mad:

    thnx much

    phil
     
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  2. philbu

    philbu Registered Member

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    Sorry, don't bother scratching your heads. It's likely a DHCP issue that returns 169.xxx addresses - curious that on the first occurrence of issue the ip addresses traced to DoD, but subsequent tests show various 169.xxx with no connection to them, sooo :oops:
    admins feel free to delete this thread, thnx
     
  3. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Hi, i've seen the Exact same thing in the past, MANY times & similar .GOV etc IP's. But funnily enough they seem to have dissappeared in the last couple of years ?

    I wouldn't automatically dismiss them though, as you never know. I'd keep an eye on your logs, & if you visit www's the .GOV etc might not like, then use a Proxy ;)
     
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