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Username: reedpc
Date/Time: Wed, May 31, 2000 at 7:17 PM GMT
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Subject: IP Address


        An illustrative example: AOL only has a relative handful of IP addresses, certainly not enough to provide one address for each of their many millions of subscribers. Therefore, if you have multiple visitors from AOL, the chances are different users will appear to come from the same address, or that at different times the same user would appear to have come from a different address.

The same thing would happen from any company that uses an address-translating firewall. In the cases of companies that I have set up Internet security, all the users from behind that firewall would appear from the outside world to have come from the same IP address.

Don't panic - it's normal.


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