IP address.

By HiJackThis1.99 ยท 12 replies
Jul 5, 2006
  1. I am a mod of a forum and I am displayed IP addresses. My question is, how do you can that IP address? Also, there seems to be a second IP which is not supposed to change. And finally, what would this command do with my IP,
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
  2. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    Ok me and my friend were wonder what the heck you are trying to say. Sorry we just could understand your verbage.
  3. HiJackThis1.99

    HiJackThis1.99 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 92

    1)I was saying as a mod I am displayed user's IP address. Now this IP address changes from time to time. I wanted to know why and how it is changed.

    2)Is there a second type of IP address? One which is never changed?

    3)What does the following command in MS-DOS do:
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
    with my IP address if anything?
  4. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 425

    1) the IP changes because the user has a dynamic IP address, which means everytime he connects to his ISP, they assign a new IP.

    2) Yes, a Static IP, but this is usually provided by the ISP.

    3) These commands try to release the current IP to the DNS Server, and request a new one (I think this is correct).
  5. s3xynanigoat

    s3xynanigoat TS Rookie Posts: 94

    #3 flushes your DNS entries, then releases your IP address from you NIC card, then it requests a new IP address from your DHCP server.
  6. HiJackThis1.99

    HiJackThis1.99 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Is there a way to change your ISP-IP through the registry?
  7. s3xynanigoat

    s3xynanigoat TS Rookie Posts: 94

    You're asking some strange questions. What are you wanting to do? You say you're a moderator of a forum, but who would give moderation privilages to someone that, not trying to offend here, doesn't know the basics. Tell us exactly what you are trying to do and we can go from there. Per your last question, no you could not do that, but why would you want to even if you could? Just looking at your screen name gives me a funny feeling about this entire conversation.

    The way your dynamic IP addresses works goes like this - Your ISP assigns you an IP address that changes from time to time, this makes it dynamic. The rate at which it changes it variable and depends on a few things. The two main factors are the lease time assigned by the ISP in their DHCP server and whether or not your DSL/Cable modem is powered on and online during that time frame that your IP address assigned by the ISP is set to expire.

    If I had to venture a guess, you have banned someone via IP address or subnet from somewhere (or you yourself have been banned) be it a game server or a forum and now you're wanting to know if they/you can get around that. I may be wrong about this so forgive me if I am.
  8. HiJackThis1.99

    HiJackThis1.99 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Actually I am not banned. I want to change my IP to so whenever someone clicks to see mine that is what is says. I just do not know how to do it.
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,154   +985

    normally, the ISP assigns IP addresses, either (1)dynamically using DHCP, or
    (b) statically when you pay for that service. The Client gets to define the IP
    address ONLY (c) when you have registeded a DOMAIN NAME AND have created your
    own webserver OR purchase a web hosting service.

    pick one of the above and we'll start from there ...
  10. HiJackThis1.99

    HiJackThis1.99 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 92

    ipconfig /all
    The IP address that appears there. That is the non-changing IP address.
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,154   +985

    sorry, that is not always true.
    It may be true IF you have a STATIC address purchase from the ISP, a registered
    domain, OR if you are behind a router with static addresses. Otherwise, DHCP
    assignments may change anytime a RELEASE/RENEW cycle is invoked. It is frequently
    the case that you may get the same addresses back again, but it is not a requirement.
  12. gmuser2006

    gmuser2006 TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Who are you trying to display this IP address to?

    If it is an internal network (ie. behind a router/firewall like a home network) then you would need to have a router configured to give/accept the IP address. If you set your router to a configuration then you could give yourself a static IP address of

    Someone outside your network will only see the ISP supplied IP address.

    What game and/or service are you using that allows someone to see your IP address? There is quite a bit of risk involved in that so be careful.
  13. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    It depends on who you want to display this ip to. Not sure if this is possible if it is a static IP.


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