question regarding IP address

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  1. ice_princess

    ice_princess Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I would like to know if it is possible for 2 individuals to share the exactly similar IP address. The situation is that there are 2 people at my friend's website claiming that they are two different people who happen to share the exactly same IP address. They logged in several times and had switched to at least 2 different IP addresses, and each one of the IP matched exactly for the two different login IDs. My friend is suspecting that they are the same person but he is not sure. Please advise.

    iceprincess
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi ice_princess,

    They would have to share the same internet connection to have the same public IP address. So it is possible that there are two individuals posting from the same Local Network on that forum.
    The same would happen if a collegae of mine would start posting here, since we are all connected through one internetserver.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. ice_princess

    ice_princess Registered Member

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    thank you, Pieter! :) But what are the chances that two people who don't know each other and have the exactly similar IP address through AOL internet service?

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  4. LowWaterMark

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    Actually, the chance is very good because of the way the AOL network is laid out. People on AOL generally get private addresses used within AOL and the gateway out of the AOL network passes through a finite number of servers... People often appear to have the same IP address when they come from AOL and hit a website on the Internet.
     
  5. FluxGFX

    FluxGFX Registered Member

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    wich would in essence, creating several people to have the same IP since their being directed through the same door.
     
  6. Riverwind

    Riverwind Guest

    Could also be accessing a cached copy.
     
  7. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    Does that mean then that if you use AOHell (Something I wouldn't touch with three barge poles tied together) and some idiot decides to become a legend in his own mind, could he get you and ten other peoples IP addresses banned from the Internet or from any particular Forum because you all appear to be the same person?

    Cochise, :cool:
     
  8. Riverwind

    Riverwind Guest

    Yes. But people are smart enough to avoid this usually when banning dialup ranges.
     
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