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Hide real IP

by freak
on May 05, 2004 at 11:09 UTC ( #350740=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
freak has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

How can I hide my real IP when I connect to a website with LWP::UserAgent ?

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Re: Hide real IP
by matija (Priest) on May 05, 2004 at 11:41 UTC
    You can't do that - no more than you could with a browser.

    Actually, that's not completely true: you can hide your IP by connecting through a web proxy. But that just oves your problem one stap away: now the proxy knows your IP. If the website doesn't like what you're doing with ther content and decide to block you, they will simply block the proxy instead of you. That means that not only the administrators of the proxy, but the other users of the proxy will be mad at you.

Re: Hide real IP
by Fletch (Chancellor) on May 05, 2004 at 12:18 UTC

    Well, I really shouldn't be telling you this . . .

    You'll have to engage the special super secret IP cloaking bit. To do this you'll first need to make sure your ethernet cable has a 12 micron coating of unobtanium (not the standard 9.8, mind you). Next you'll have to bypass the fetzer valve in the third jefferies tube (it'll be obvious which one it is, it's labeled "GNDN"). After you do that you'll have reversed the polarity of the neutron flow and your IP address will be completely hidden (well, except for a small ion trail, but they'd have to have installed the stellar survey patch to ethereal to detect that).

      Can't you just use LWP::UserSecretAgent?

      The PerlMonk tr/// Advocate

        That'd work in some cases, but then you might get caught if they're using Blofeld encryption (and they then could use the goldfinger utility to trace it back and you'd have to Expect your process to die).

        There isn't such a thing as LWP::UserSecretAgent

        I'm pretty sure Net::Mossad could do the job though.

        You might also be tempted by Net::Cloak, however, beware that you're liable to be stung by Net::Dagger in that case.

        Just my 2 cents, -gjb-

        Ah, but then, Mr. Phelps, if there were a bug in the code, you'd be fired and your former employers would deny all knowledge of you and your actions. Then your perlmonks account would self-destruct in ten seconds.

        --
        tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
        And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
        - Chick McGee

      reversed the polarity of the neutron flow

      You must surely mean neutrino flow

        reversed the polarity of the neutron flow

        You must surely mean neutrino flow

        Depends. The neutrino flow in the Jeffries Tube, or the neutron flow in the Unobtanium?

        And I'm not sure how Schroedinger's Cat is going to take the change in the Schwartzian Transform.

        -QM
        --
        Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

Re: Hide real IP
by sgifford (Prior) on May 05, 2004 at 14:51 UTC
    The only way to do that is to go through a proxy that won't relay your information. Then the site will see the address of the proxy, not your own address.
      and what kind of a proxy is that ?
        A Secret::Agent proxy. You obtain them from Q.

        A word of warning though. He doesn't just give it out to anyone. You practically have to be in the single-digit status within Her Majesty's Royal Secret Service.


        Dave

Re: Hide real IP
by eXile (Priest) on May 05, 2004 at 15:47 UTC
    Hi freak,

    as you might have noticed, people started to behave 'strangely', and answers are not as useful as they were before. This might be related to "freak" and recent threads, where doubt is expressed about your motives.

    Personaly, people who misuse the knowledge of other people piss me off. And all evidence this far suggests you are one of these people. Would you care to explain what system you are trying to design actually will be used for, so hopefully we don't have to doubt your motives anymore?

Re: Hide real IP
by CountZero (Bishop) on May 07, 2004 at 22:41 UTC
    Shake your head and try to let your brain cell fall into its slot: if you could somehow hide your IP-address, how in the world could the response of the webserver you try to contact ever get back to you?

    CountZero

    "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

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