Why don't web browsers show the ip address of websites

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by RockLobster, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. RockLobster

    RockLobster Registered Member

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    Is there a technical reason why web browsers don't reveal the ip address of websites ? It seems to me this should be an obvious security measure yet even firefox doesn't have a way to see the ip address of the current site. I have to use a separate tcp viewer tool to do this.
     
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    FYI. While its' true that Firefox doesn't include it in the browser, there's an add-on for that very purpose:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ipvfox/

    I installed it awhile back, and the add-on works as advertised.
     
  3. RockLobster

    RockLobster Registered Member

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    Thankyou so much, I must have missed that one.
    The others I tested all used an outside lookup to resolve the ip address which was relatively useless from a security point of view.
     
  4. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    RockLobster, you're welcome! Hope the add-on works for you as it does for me. Take care.
     
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