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Verbiage: Idea: Continuously Changing IP Addresses

Chacham (981) writes | more than 10 years ago

User Journal 2

Sotries like Live Chat Salespeople On Web Sites make me think of anonymity. Even though i kind of like the idea, it makes me want to have the ability to switch ip addresses at random. Such as, have an ISP provide millions of ip addresses (maybe one-thousand addresses per user) and have a "Random Internet Protocol" grab one-thousand, or one-hundred addresses at a time. Then, cyle through each one, one per connection, and release

Sotries like Live Chat Salespeople On Web Sites make me think of anonymity. Even though i kind of like the idea, it makes me want to have the ability to switch ip addresses at random. Such as, have an ISP provide millions of ip addresses (maybe one-thousand addresses per user) and have a "Random Internet Protocol" grab one-thousand, or one-hundred addresses at a time. Then, cyle through each one, one per connection, and release them and grab some more. Obviously, ipv4 is too limited for that, but ipv6 might be able to handle it.

I don't care if it's not realistic. It's just an idea.

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IPv6 (1)

Cyberdyne (104305) | more than 10 years ago | (#8627163)

IPv6 already has the option of doing something similar, here [sun.com] : you can include a random number for the least significant N bits of your address. You can achieve something similar with any dialup provider, as well as many broadband providers, by disconnecting and reconnecting: typically, you'll be given an arbitrary address from their pool - which in AOL's case, for example, is enormous. The one drawback is that when you change address, any connections to the old address are broken - a hassle for prolonged sessions such as SSHing to a remote server.

Re:IPv6 (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 10 years ago | (#8627219)

Howsabout having a major ip address, and then having other forwarder addresses. Basically, for something like SSH use the main address and then for temporal connection, such as a web site, having each connection with it's own ip.

So, when first grabbing an ip DHCP gets the connection's permanent address, and assigns it to eth0 or the like. Then, grab a bunch of other addressess used, assign it to eth0:n, or, have the ISP forward it to the real address.
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