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Old 03-25-2003, 10:59 PM   #1
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Can you use *67 to block your computer from your ISP?


If you use *67 when you dial into the internet, will it block your phone number from you ISP (AOL)?
Thanks
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Old 03-25-2003, 11:41 PM   #2
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Guess that would heavily depend on
the country you live in :) in the first
place.

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Old 03-25-2003, 11:52 PM   #3
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I live in the USA
 
Old 03-26-2003, 10:44 AM   #4
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And what good would that do? They already know who you are, and where you live .
 
Old 03-26-2003, 11:47 AM   #5
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I have to agree with jglen. What would be the purpose? You still have to log on, so even if you block them from finding out your number, they'll know who you are from that. And if you're concerned with if you have to call from somewhere else, then that shouldn't be a problem, as long as there is only ever 1 of your username logged in (ie-you don't give it out to let your friends/girlfriend get on), it won't matter what number you call from.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 11:54 AM   #6
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Or if you find a "nice" ISP, you can dial up from multiple numbers at the same time and they won't care

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Old 03-26-2003, 02:04 PM   #7
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They won't know who I am if I'm using my cellphone as a modem And I don't care if they know I live in Houston... but they wouldn't be able to find my house location right?
 
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Do you NOT have to supply a username/password when dialing in?
 
Old 03-26-2003, 02:23 PM   #9
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Unless you're paying for the account with a stolen credit card (or you're using a stolen account), they already know who you are by the info you gave when you signed up. But you haven't yet answered the question -- what difference does it make if they know where you are? It seems as if you're either really paranoid or planning to do something illegal.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 02:35 PM   #10
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Re: Can you use *67 to block your computer from your ISP?

Quote:
Originally posted by XxAndyxX
If you use *67 when you dial into the internet, will it block your phone number from you ISP (AOL)?
Thanks
-Andy
So...

I guess in direct response to your question, yes *67 should block your number from your ISP. As for the title:
Quote:
Can you use *67 to block your computer from your ISP?
No. Otherwise how would you get assigned an IP? You've opened a 2 way communication when you dialed in, regardless of whether they know the number you are calling from.

If you are concerned with telephone solicitors getting your # from your ISP from which to access them with, I wouldn't worry so much. But, if you want to, go ahead and block it. That's about all I can think of for reasons to want to do this...
 
Old 03-26-2003, 02:44 PM   #11
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When you said you wouldn't be able to get an assigned IP, well AFAIK your IP on phone connection is giving not in any way related to your telephone number? therefor your IP could be given to you, without revealing your telephone number... And I correct?
 
Old 03-26-2003, 02:51 PM   #12
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Yeah, it's not the telephone number they'll have access to, you asked 2 seperate questions.

Your title is "Can you use *67 to block your computer from your ISP"
No

Your question was then:
"If you use *67 when you dial into the internet, will it block your phone number from you ISP (AOL)?"
Yes

2 different questions..

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Old 03-26-2003, 08:31 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dave Skywatcher
Unless you're paying for the account with a stolen credit card (or you're using a stolen account), they already know who you are by the info you gave when you signed up. But you haven't yet answered the question -- what difference does it make if they know where you are? It seems as if you're either really paranoid or planning to do something illegal.
I agree. I've also noticed how the question has been dodged several times and I'm wondering the same thing.

I would assume that even if you did block the ISP's ability to find out your phone number, they could still find out your number from the phone company if someone had issued a complaint about stolen service. All the ISP would have to do is contact the local authorities and have them contact the ISPs phone provider and get a list of all incoming calls. The phone company can see the originating number even though the receiver of the call cannot.

Either way though, it definitely seems like there's some illegal activity occurring or about to occur. I'm sure Andy's IP address is logged here as well and his/her ISP will be happy to comply with the law should any illegalities arise.

Just a thought.
 
  


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