Originally posted by Al-back from the BigWhoop:
and how did he manage to get a dynamic IP?
You get an IP-number automaticly when you log in to Internet.
If it is a dial-up modem it will change each time but for instance with a cable modem you'll have the same IP as long as the modem is on line even if you shut down your PC.
You have IP-number 22.214.171.124 on this one.
At other occasions it has been
This is called a Dynamic IP number. You can buy a Static number(-serie) that belongs to you only but that is expensive and normaly only used by companies, institutes etc.
It is possible to trace the IP provider with the help of those numbers but only the first three groups are used. Your own identity cannot be traced by the IP only.
[This message has been edited by Grannen (edited October 15, 2001).]