What's a bogon?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by AaLF, Sep 1, 2012.

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  1. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

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    This evening I couldn't get internet access but my router/modem was telling me my PC ip address instead of being the regular PC ip of 10.1.1.2, it was showing an external IP of 169.254.86.150 & it appeared connected & working. But not for me on the keyboard. I couldn't get access out on any browser.

    A search found this:

    So was someone trying to access my PC. Or is a bogon just some leprachaun thing?
     
  2. TheWindBringeth

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    There's a good explanation of what this may have been here.
     
  4. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    Lots of info about bogons here .. ....Quack! (in ref to Duck Duck Go)

    Basically, it's an unassigned IP address ..

    HTH

    Marja:cool:
     
  5. AaLF

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    Thanks guys. That's a relief.
     
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