[Dshield] I'm an attacker... Or am I?
lazerfx at ntlworld.com
Thu Aug 30 20:58:01 GMT 2001
I've been submitting reports to DShield now for a while, and I hope they
have been of use. I use a Cable Modem, in the UK, provided by NTL. I am
firewalled by ZoneAlarm Pro, and use Win98 and (soon) NT 4.0. I will be
purchasing a new computer soon, which I will put 98, NT4 and some variant of
I went to http://www1.dshield.org/warning_explanation.php (As linked from
the DShield home page) to see if I was recorded in the logs as being an
attacker. It reported:
Your IP (188.8.131.52) appears as an attacker 14061 times in the DShield
Problem: The IP address reported by WinIPCfg (Under Win98) reports my IP
address as 184.108.40.206, not 128.5. What I was wondering was:
Does NTL use some kind of proxy?
Does this affect my web surfing in any way?
Will I be able to get accurate reporting on this IP?
Is this potentially a privacy flaw if all my data is flowing through a
proxy - SSH & secured data, for example.
Thanks for all the help, and thanks for producing a mailing list/website
that finally is getting something done :)
Freelance Web Developer - Soon to be Web Developer running own business :)
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