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IP a computer?

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:15 pm
by smartcard1
Do I understand that an IP address is that of an individual computer or might it be a provider therefore several persons might have the same IP?

Re: IP a computer?

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:57 pm
by iastaff
It doesn't necessarily mean that of just one computer. Due to DHCP & NAT, one ip address can belong to more than one computer or network.

Re: IP a computer?

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:44 am
by smartcard1
I received a message seemingly designed to promote jealousy and seemingly from Panama, that has the same Medellin, Colombia IP address (190.71.149.234) as the computer of someone well known by me in Medellin. What are the odds? 10,000 to 1?

Re: IP a computer?

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:39 pm
by iastaff
If I were a betting man, I'd place my odds that its the person you think it is.

IP address: 190.71.149.234
IP country code: CO
IP address country: Colombia
IP address state: Antioquia
IP address city: MedellĂ­n
IP address latitude: 6.2914
IP address longitude: -75.5361
ISP of this IP: Orbitel S.A. E.S.P.
Organization: Orbitel S.A. E.S.P.
Host of this IP: adsl190-71-149-234.epm.net.co