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Old 10-10-2007, 10:32 AM
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Question IP address 255.255.255.255 or 0.0.0.0

I get visits from somebody / some robot ? remaining hidden: no ISP available, no host name, no location, and IP address being the very peculiar 255.255.255.255

Does anyone have any idea of who/what it can be ?

Visits last rather long (several tenths minutes) with a few pages loaded (but not the whole site)

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Old 10-10-2007, 11:15 AM
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Somebody on a network behind an organizational proxy perhaps.

Statcounter finds out the external IP is from a proxy so it backs up one step to the IP shown as being behind that proxy and lands on a kind of internal IP address.

http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3330.html

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240.0.0.0/4 - This block, formerly known as the Class E address
space, is reserved. The "limited broadcast" destination address
255.255.255.255 should never be forwarded outside the (sub-)net of
the source. The remainder of this space is reserved for future use.
[RFC1700, page 4]
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:00 PM
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then, no chance of identifying the litle spy?

so bad to me !

thanks however

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Old 10-20-2007, 11:54 AM
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even i m getting visitors from same ip, is there any way to get information of true ip??
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:55 PM
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Well not at this time.

This is happening because Statcounter recognizes that the visitor's IP is from a proxy and goes beyond that to find the true IP, behind the proxy. Except sometimes going behind the proxy ends up on an internal network with internal IP's like this and others (e.g. 127.0.*.*, 198.168.*.*, etc.).

Statcounter will have to modify the scripts to recognize IP's like this which are internal rather than external and report the first IP detected, even if it's that of a proxy server. It's not quite as easy as one may think.
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Old 10-27-2007, 12:12 AM
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Question ive had the 255.255.255.255 visit the site repeatedly,

over a number of days and its starting to really confuse me, as i still don't understand who the people behind this ip might be.
i read the whole thread but didn't understand much of it as i'm not technical at all. would it be possible to explain this in simpler, less technical language?
i'd like to know who might be using this ip (as this is a relatively new occurence, the last few weeks, i think)?
why they would be using it?
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Old 10-27-2007, 04:11 AM
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It's not a particular person. It's anybody using a particular system of internet connection with some proxy and firewall set up in a certain way.

It's a bit like the ip address 127.0.0.1 - this is always localhost, meaning your or mine or anybody's own pc.
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Old 10-27-2007, 04:29 AM
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i also encountered the same ip visitor ( which is my freinds network later i found) its a educational firm.

as i know they are using internet via 3 ISP (different ones)

and merging those 3 into one via a single proxie

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Old 10-27-2007, 05:56 AM
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Aha! Thanks for letting us know how the thing works
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Old 10-27-2007, 02:25 PM
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how its posible, that some one visit from 255.255.255.255 must be nut spammer playing with those things.
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