Tuesday, February 07, 2012
IP Number Strangeness
If anyone else can explain this, I'd appreciate learning what is going on here. The above is a screen shot I took a few minutes ago of my sitemeter page for the blog. All four of these are me accessing various posts and each from the same computer. Item 2 provides the Domain Name I have come to expect seeing. That access was via Firefox. Item 4 was an access from Chrome. That there was a different IP number surprised me, so I experimented a little bit. Item 3 was access from Internet Explorer. I wondered if there had been a temporary reassignment of IP so after I got the usual IP number, I went back to Chrome to try again. That's what Item 1 is.
It then occurred to me to go to myipaddress.com in Firefox. It gave the 50.129.... as the address.
I do look at sitemeter fairly regularly. Based on that certain IP numbers start seeming familiar. I associate 98.222.... as from Champaign-Urbana, for example. But now I'm confused by what these things mean.