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12-04-2003, 06:46 PM
I'm hoping someone can explain an entry in my stats which I have never come across before.
No details of the visitor at all except for the IP address and it said Local Host. I traced the IP address and the only information that came up from it was: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority LOOPBACK
Does anyone know what this is please?
12-05-2003, 08:50 AM
Ok, here we go:
No referring link and no country given either. I traced it using the Visual Route Server and what I said in the above post is all that came up. It almost looks like it must be me, but I know it is not. This has me most intrigued so any light you can shed on it would be much appreciated :)
12-05-2003, 11:56 AM
How could that happen though? I was not online at the time of that entry, the computer wasn't even turned on! It is also nothing like my usual IP address either. If I put my IP address into the Visual Route Server, it still does the trace showing all the hops it takes from that server to my ISP.
~more confused than ever~
12-05-2003, 05:51 PM
Ahh, that could be it. Thank You Martin :)
I just love it when there is a reasonable and acceptable explanation for the mysteries of the universe :)
09-27-2004, 02:02 PM
OK I just got one too. And its not from me. It has come from a user who has found my site from a seach engine on a very unusual string.
The magnify user is
Host Name localhost
IP Address 127.0.0.1
Returning Visits 0
VISITOR SYSTEM SPECS
Browser MSIE 5.5
Operating System Windows NT4.0
I dont use Win NT, nor MSIE 5.5 as I use XP and MSIE 6
09-27-2004, 02:04 PM
Counter code must have been run off a pc (ip address refers to local machine), not off your web site.
09-28-2004, 04:06 AM
What if someone gives their IP address as 127.0.0.1?
Then it will appear to be your own machine. ie ping it and it will hit you.
There are things now to hide your IP addy so you can't be tracked on the net. I dont know the programs, but I have heard they are available.
i would sugest one such program is doing it. Travel round the net and anyone trying to trace you gets a ping in the face.
Is this possable?
09-28-2004, 05:15 AM
that is why i think he is the one doing it.
Not a geeky computer though.. Win 2000. :)
Your right about the search engine... that rules it out from having come from your own computer cache. It rules mine out as I would never use the search string the person used.
I think we will find there is some new freeware/shareware program that paranoid people and naughty people and geeks use to hide their tracks.
*No geeks were harmed in the writing of this post* :mrgreen:
09-28-2004, 12:29 PM
Ok, I'm referring to my feeble memory of something I think I read earlier in the forum, adn my memory may be playing tricks on me.
See, 127.0.0.1 is an internal IP address of a computer, not the one on the internet at all, as that one is the IP address of the connection provided by the ISP.
I think there was a post somewhere where webmaster said that Statcounter is trying to get one step behind the IP address that is broadcast in case of somebody using a proxy server. It looks like in this case one step behind the IP address of the proxy server it went directly to the visitor's own computer. So this was not a good idea under the circumstances it seems.
But as I said, my memory and/or understanding may be playing tricks on me.
09-29-2004, 10:30 AM
Put "hide IP" into Google and you will see theres a stack of programs where you can use a fake ip addy or put your own in. Using the local host IP would be done as a joke. Obvious joke, but it has stuffed up all of us. and obviously a common joke :)
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