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vharishankar 11-30-2004 09:13 AM

A security concern! Please advise!
I recently noticed this IP address:
browsing my website.

I've never heard of this IP address... Is this a hacking/cracking attempt or something? Should I ban this IP address from my site or is it safe?

How can I check? I searched Google for this, but all I get is some sites that describe this IP address as being the "default network". What does it mean?

masand 11-30-2004 09:41 AM

hi there

i am not confirmed though !!
but it seems to me like the loopback address used from and for the machine only


vharishankar 11-30-2004 09:45 AM

I don't have my own server. I am using a web hosting provider. Does this mean that somebody has broken into my web hosting server and is using that machine?

And the IP was not It is

XavierP 11-30-2004 10:00 AM

From: -
"Default Network - The IP address of is used for the default network."
"Loopback - The IP address is used as the loopback address. This means that it is used by the host computer to send a message back to itself. It is commonly used for troubleshooting and network testing."

It seems that it is perfectly ok.

vharishankar 11-30-2004 10:02 AM

Thanks. I never noticed that IP address before and it sent off alarm bells in me, seeing as I had read a recent message that somebody has been hacking phpBB boards in the web.

XavierP 11-30-2004 10:05 AM

No problem :)

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