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View Poll Results: Do you think this feature would improve downloads across the net?
Don't care -- I don't sit behind a firewall. 4 33.33%
Don't care -- I never configure my IP address. What is that (Duh)? 0 0%
I think it would, but it would congest traffic and I'm stingy. 0 0%
Vote if you want this feature!! 8 66.67%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

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Old November 24th, 2001
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Lightbulb What is my IP? This is easy!

There is a website I visit to tell me my IP. Everytime I run Limewire, I first find out my IP, then I enter it into the Advanced Options Firewall page. Why doesn't LimeWire just do it for me?

Duh, how easy can this be?

Assuming the operator of this website doesn't change their site any, all you have to do is have LimeWire visit this website. Now, look for the following HTML tag:

(TITLE)Your ip is

(I had to change the pointy brackets to round brackets, but you get the idea.)

Now, merely insert this into the IP adress of the options page. Okay, now allow me to turn this feature on and off, and you're set.

Other sites do similar things, but this one is pretty simple and slick. The LimeWire company could do the same thing (it's just a cgi script, oif course) so that the format will never change. But come on, this is easy!!
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Old December 24th, 2001
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Very good. I have a DSL with private IPs static and public IP assigned dynamically. I have used similar method for ages.

I'm replying, because your link does not give correct information. For me, it reports a completely wrong host. (probably a proxy or something similar)

I use: and click shieldsup/test my shields. This gives me my correct public IP everytime.

I suggest people first TEST what gives correct information before blindly accepting information and inputting it to LimeWire.

B Rgds,
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Old December 25th, 2001
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Cool NO IP is required

I would recommend the IP information be hidden from the downloading party....Privacy helps. too much information given to the party downloading is too much information. Yes allways use a Firewall.
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Old January 7th, 2002
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Exclamation *Snort* Oh c'mon...

C'mon guys! There's an easier way of finding out your IP! Click on Start then click 'Run'.
In the box, type "winipcfg" (no quotes). It has all sorts of stuff about your adapters and addresses!
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Old January 7th, 2002
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Location: Manitoba Canada
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Nevis is flying high
Default re: What is my IP? This is easy!

Actually, if you are using a hardware firewall, router, IP sharing device, etc winipcfg will not report the proper IP address. Winipcfg will report the ip address assigned by the hardware device.

Therefore, going to is a better approach.
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Old January 8th, 2002
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Yes, but if you were using any of these devices - you would know how to use them wouldn't you?
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Old January 10th, 2002
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Well, not necessarily. That depends on the ISP. For example, one of the major ISPs (telephone company) in my country use the following approachs for DSL connections:

Customers are assigned 5 private IPs each starting 10.... which are static numbers for as long as you will be a customer and allow access to telephone company's private network. Then the customer connects to "dial" proxy where you actually choose the ISP connection for which you have signed on to access the internet. Upon that time your connection will be routed through NAT proxy and the only way to get your dynamic public IP is to connect somewhere and check where you're connecting from.

For that purpose is probably the easiest for average user.

Your NIC will always be configured on the static IPs assigned to you and since you do not have access to the ISP's routers etc there is no way of knowing your IP unless you use some external method to acquire it.

B Rgds,
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Old January 21st, 2002
Join Date: May 28th, 2000
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CycloCide is flying high
Default Re: *Snort* Oh c'mon...

Originally posted by Unregistered
C'mon guys! There's an easier way of finding out your IP! Click on Start then click 'Run'.
In the box, type "winipcfg" (no quotes). It has all sorts of stuff about your adapters and addresses!
In Windows NT/2000/XP, you type "ipconfig" instead of "winipcfg".
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