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using my own computer at a hotel with wireless internet, if i go to
'whatsmyip' it shows a different IP address than my computer's usual
one. is this a good way to visit sites anonymously?
 - thanks

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It depends. Have you checked in under your real name and do you wear a

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It depends on what individual identification you've done to get access
to the wireless network.    But if they just have it on and don't
require any sort of credit card submission page, or whatever, you do
have the potential to be pretty darned anonymous.

Something like privoxy to handle browser identification or cookies and
the like might give additional privacy.

Todd H.
http://www.toddh.net /

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comphelp@toddh.net (Todd H.) wrote in

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Try this:

"Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system

Tor is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people that
want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using
Tor can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant
messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP

http://tor.eff.org /


Version: PGP 8.1


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finwicke wrote:

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No. It's a good way to visit sites from a different IP address. That's not
the definition of anonymous. You might not even appear to be a different
person at all in spite of the IP address change because IP address isn't
the only way to identify you.

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I'd like 1PW and Toddh to note this correspondence, if not too busy!

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Peter - I really /have/ tried to learn!

For example, when Annexcafe went 'private' you enroled, and posted, as  
Derek Feldman.

This thread has some history:  

The poster '-jen' caught you out if I recall correctly.

This can be substantiated by reviewing the header from a recent message  
you posted on Annexcafe, where it can be clearly seen that the  
'X-Authenticated-User: is  Derek (not Peter as one might expect!). I'm  
surprised that you didn't change it.

Subject: OT:Narrow or LongBoat
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 20:43:32 -0400
Bytes: 547
Lines: 6
Path: pegasus.annex.net!not-for-mail
Newsgroups: annexcafe.general.user2user
X-Authenticated-User: Derek
X-Trace: pegasus.annex.net 1245977006 (25 Jun 2009  
19:43:26 -0500)
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.3790.3959
x-mimeole: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.3790.4325

Still an ID Ten T


The wise folk reading here will note that the IP address of  
is the same as the post to which I am replying in  
'24hoursupport.helpdesk' group. You have explained that posts with  
shanisean@Dfoldes.com are made from your home using your daughter's  
computer (when your many servers are in use - for what I have never  

It was *you* who set me the example of operating on the Usenet groups  
with a 'forged' name. I wonder how many other folk do the same. Any  

Some further 'history' for anyone reading may be found here:  

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~BD~ wrote:

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Ok Dave, it's time:  *NOBODY CARES*

If you want to post this drivel to your little Microsoft test group, go
ahead, or take it to email; but PLEASE quit cross-posting it to Usenet
discussion groups!

   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

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