Friday, March 19, 2010

about IP addresses

so i've been reading about how the internet works, since i know absolutely nothing about it. one thing i learned today was that the IP address i see for my computer may not be, or probably isn't, the IP address that the internet sees, since it may just be an address within a private network. specifically, if an address starts with 192.168., it's definitely a local network address, and it doesn't make sense to look for it from across the internet.

so, i know slightly more than nothing now.

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