Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL

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Isn't there a much easier way to get a new IP address every day?

As an added measure of privacy & security, I like to change my IP address
approximately two or three times a week.

Currently I unplug the DSL router and plug it back in (it doesn't have an
on/off switch). Likewise, I unplug and plug back in my wireless router (why
don't these things have a simple on/off switch?). I turn off my Windows XP
computer. I leave the whole setup in the off state for various periods of
time (depending on what's going on that day). Then I reboot this entire
setup in sequence.

Often, (about three quarters of the time), that clears the old IP address
and gets me a new IP address where I can start fresh.

But, about a quarter of the time, I can't get connected to the Internet
when it all boots back up. I have to fiddle around for fifteen or twenty
minutes until I can get reconnected (killing the software firewall,
powering the dsl modem down, powering the linksys router down, removing the
cat5 cables, waiting 30 seconds, powering back up in sequence, rehooking
the cat5 cables, resetting the linksys router passwords and settings,
re-enabling the software firewall, etc.).

You guys are smarter than I am.
Is there an easier more reliable way to get a new IP address every day?
If there is ... pray tell ...

What is the easiest way to change my DSL IP address periodically?

Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL
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How you get assigned an IP address is up to your provider.

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Changing your IP address adds neither to your privacy nor to your
security. Just spare yourself the trouble.

cu
59cobalt
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their architecture they should go back and re-architect their solution."
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Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL
On 17 Oct 2006 17:41:35 GMT, Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers wrote:
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Hi Ansgar,
Thanks for your attempt at help. I appreciate your time.
My IP obviously "lends" me an IP address for a period of time. I can tell
because if I link right back up, I get the "same" IP address. But if I wait
long enough (say an hour) I get a "different" IP address.

All I'm trying to do is get a different IP address in an easier (read
software) way.

Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL

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wait

There is really no need to do that.
What are you trying to accomplish, we may have a different solution for you.



Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL
On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:33:24 -0800, Dana wrote:
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Hi Dana,

I want to enhance my privacy in a lot of little ways.

For example, do you know who I REALLY am?
My name. My address. My employer. My ISP. My phone. My MAC ID. My SSID. My
IP address. My operating system. My habits. My country of origin. My
newsreader, My spouse. My school. My bank. etc.

Some of these things, you DO know!

For example, you can easily see my ISP and my newsreader and my IP address
... and if you dig a bit further, you can connect to some of the rest of
the things in this list above (and more). Just like a carnivore, tracking
down prey. A whole bunch of little clues lead to the unsuspecting clueless
innocent prey.

I just want to change my tracks by changing my IP address in an easier way
(read software rather than hardware) than shutting down the dsl modem and
router.

Is there an easier way to release an IP address to gain a new one a few
hours later (say overnight)?

Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL

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you.

Than what you really want to do is connect through a proxy server.
There are quite a few ways to do that, but you will have to pay because you
are using someone elses server.
do a google search on "anonymous web surfing"
From that search you will see quite a few results.
Changing your assigned IP address from your ISP is really not doing anything
for you. Because think about it, you are changing the address of your
computer, you are not changing the address of the device that directly
connects you to the internet, I.E. your cable/DSL modem.
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Yes there is, you can write a script to run the command you have already
posted in this thread.



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Are you connected directly to the Internet, running your Winders
firewall? Don't do that. Buy a good router, let it connect to the
Internet. Changing your IP address won't do anything useful for your
privacy, because every IP address you get from your provider probably
resolves to something like adsl-69-110-12-xxx.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net so
everyone knows what range of IP addresses you're likely to be using.

If your system is properly locked, no one can get in. Unlike your car or
your home, it's very difficult to break a window. Although it's easy to
break Windows.

You can also look into Tor:  http://tor.eff.org /

You might want to go through a port scan at
 https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
(you don't have to buy anything from him; I find his port-scan very
useful).
--
W. Oates
 Teal'c: He is concealing something.
 O'Neil: Like what?
 Teal'c: I am unsure, he is concealing it.

Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL
On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 16:12:15 -0400, Warren Oates

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Don't trust anything at GRC -- Steve doesn't know what he's doing.
Much better services are readily available.

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Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL
On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 19:44:20 GMT, in alt.internet.wireless , Aluxe

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Nope.


Can't work any of that out from IP address or any other public info,
unless you delivberately publish it.

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Prodigy apparently. So you're one of how many tens of thousands of
customers? Hardly earth shattering revelation.

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Can't work out any of that either, unless you deliberately post it.

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Yes (guess: 69.110.12.220, Windows) but what concievable use is that?

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Nope.


40tude. So what?

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Nope.


So what? I know you're a computer illiterate too (no offense, you
really are) but its not useful info for anything at all.

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You have absolutely no clue at all. From an IP address you can
possibly determine the town someone is in, at most. From the
newsreader you can determine the approximate OS. Thats it. End.
Finito. To find out where you live, your real name, your age etc I'd
have to subpoena your ISP.

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Total paranoia. See a doctor. Seriously.
--
Mark McIntyre

Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL
On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 23:48:04 +0100, Mark McIntyre wrote:
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Hi Mark McIntyre,
Yes. I am. That's why I'm asking for this kind of help.

Pretty much I've learned a lot from all of you.

For example, that TEMPEST stuff is real scary.

I'm ready to shroud my computer in a wire mesh now!

:)

Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL
On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 19:12:08 GMT, in alt.internet.wireless , Aluxe

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Sure, but the question is, why? What good does it do you?
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Mark McIntyre

Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL
On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 23:29:43 +0100, Mark McIntyre wrote:

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I'm trying to gain 'free' anonimity.
That's all.
It's not the end all to privacy.

It's just an ounce more of privacy.

Just like we do when we lick and seal an envelope.
Or when we close the curtain at the voting booth.
Or when we close the bathroom door.

It's not that we are all criminals for doing these things.
And it's not that we 'expect' someone to be peeking in on us.

It's just normal to expect an ounce of privacy even on the Internet.
That's all I want to achieve.

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There is no such thing.  Get over it.  I'm done with this waste of time.

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Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL

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The way you're doing it is about the only way it can be done.

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Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL
On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 12:52:45 -0500, Lil' Abner wrote:
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Hi Lil' Abner,
Thank you for taking the time to try to advise a fellow computer user.
I was hoping that there was a simple software way to lose the lease on the
IP address and then come back an hour later and regain the lease.

I have a few computers on the home network, so I wonder if I go to each and
do an ipconfig /release it would work?

Do you think that will work?

Is there a better software way to give up an IP address for an hour or two
and then ask for a new one from the ISP (no, dialup isn't an answer)?

Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL

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A little script will do this.
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You may get the same IP from your ISP
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The question remains, why do you think it is needed to get a different IP
address.



Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL
On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:31:28 -0800, Dana wrote:
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Hi Dana,
Thank you again for your willingness to help approach a technical problem.

Previously I answered (as best I could) WHY I want to do this small bit of
privacy enhancement (it's similar to the reason there are little walls
between telephones attached to a hotel lobby).

A lot of little things enhance privacy and security; changing ones IP
address periodically is a little change of direction that helps prevent
carnivores from tracking down their innocent sleeping prey.

Back to the technical aspect of the problem ... I found that I need at
least an hour of down time before the ISP will release the lease on the IP
address. That's OK as I generally do it overnight (which always gets me a
new IP address).

So, let's assume that, say, 5 hours of down time always gets me a new IP.
What is a software way to accomplish that task (bearing in mind there is a
dsl modem and linksys router in between the computers and the ISP).

Do you think that writing a script to run an "ipconfig /release" on every
WinXP computer inside the home network would cause the ISP to release the
IP address. Wouldn't the DSL modem or router (which dials back periodically
into the ISP) maintain the connection even without computers on the home
side?

Is there a way to tell the linksys router to only dial in when we want to
(without shutting it down which is what I do today to accomplish the same
task)?

The technical solution must be out there ... does anyone know enough about
home networks to help out?

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| On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:31:28 -0800, Dana wrote:
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| Hi Dana,
| Thank you again for your willingness to help approach a technical problem.
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I ask you again to remove  alt.privacy.spyware  from your posts.

All of your subject matter is on COMSEC and  alt.computer.security  is the ONLY
News Group
you need to post to.

Additionally, you set Follow-Ups and fail to honour them yourself.

--
Dave
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http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: Privacy/Security: How to change my IP address daily or weekly on DSL
On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 19:58:19 GMT, David H. Lipman wrote:
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Hi David,
I don't know what a COMSEC is but I will look it up.

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the ONLY News Group
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Communication security.
Crypto and all that fancy stuff.
Very interesting stuff by the way, especially in the signal intelligence
side of the house.
If you are paranoid about your ISP address, you do not want to know what can
be done by signals intelligence, and other forms of electronic warfare and
electroncic countermeasures.



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