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IP address does not seem to exist

Post by beachboy » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:24 pm

Someone tried to open a secure program at my work and I received an email that 2 attempts were made. The email contains the time and date of the incident as well as the IP address associated with the computer/site from which the attempt was made. I have tried several different IP trace sources and usually get a message to the effect the IP address does not exist. On this site, it simply returns me to my IP address. Any suggestions?

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Re: IP address does not seem to exist

Post by Chrispcritters » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:15 am

What is the IP address?
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Re: IP address does not seem to exist

Post by iastaff » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:53 pm

I'm curious to see this as well. Sounds like an internal ip address to me.

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Re: IP address does not seem to exist

Post by beachboy » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:13 am

Sorry, I should have included that in the original post.
5.167.38.90192

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Re: IP address does not seem to exist

Post by Chrispcritters » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:54 am

That is not an IP address. Each of the numbers must be 255 or less. Is it possible that a : was dropped when you cut and paste?
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Re: IP address does not seem to exist

Post by beachboy » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:39 am

That is the strange thing. I looked at the number repeatedly and that is what was sent to me by the program when someone tried to unsuccessfully log into my account.

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Re: IP address does not seem to exist

Post by iastaff » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:42 pm

Its not possible to have that as an ip address. Can you take a screen shot of this?

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Re: IP address does not seem to exist

Post by myitdepart » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:12 pm

Can this program be accessed from outside your local lan? If so does the person need to be on a VPN or can they access through a web interface?
I was thinking it was a V6 but the last digits prevent that, but I have an idea of what it may be. We just need alot more info as and if you can that sheet that tells you that someone tried to access.

Also if you have not done so change your password to a random one with at least one cap one number and one special symbol. Finally make sure your password reset questions are not obvious. If it is your ss# swap the last two numbers etc.

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Re: IP address does not seem to exist

Post by iastaff » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:58 pm

myitdepart wrote:I was thinking it was a V6 but the last digits prevent that....
Thats not even close to being the right format for an ipv6.

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