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how can I stop a person from accessing my IP address? If i cant how do i change my IP address?


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Your IP address is a matter of public record truth be told since is has to be offered to each and every service [including Second Life] that you access via the Internet.

Having someone's IP address at a given point in time only allows the general look-up of that persons ISP city of registration for the IP address range that it falls into. Nothing else.

However if you have this concern about it then never use [allow] media or music or voice services to operate on your PC when using Second Life. Those are the only options you have to prevent your IP Address from being documented by the owners of these various services. Of course Linden Lab will note your IP address since you use its services.

With the exception of directly owned by corporations IP address ranges, your leased from your ISP IP Address may be either static [permanently assigned to you] or dynamic [temporarely assigned to you]. Your ISP does not disclose what account is assigned to a given IP address without a subpoena from a law enforcement agency [at least in the USA & Canada].

If you have a dynamic IP address from your ISP, then turning off your ISP provided router for a few minutes may get you a new IP Address assignment but this is not guaranteed.

Bottom line - You don't really need to worry about your IP Address.

 

 

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Your IP address is a matter of public record truth be told since is has to be offered to each and every service [including Second Life] that you access via the Internet.

Having someone's IP address at a given point in time only allows the general look-up of that persons ISP city of registration for the IP address range that it falls into. Nothing else.

However if you have this concern about it then never use [allow] media or music or voice services to operate on your PC when using Second Life. Those are the only options you have to prevent your IP Address from being documented by the owners of these various services. Of course Linden Lab will note your IP address since you use its services.

With the exception of directly owned by corporations IP address ranges, your leased from your ISP IP Address may be either static [permanently assigned to you] or dynamic [temporarely assigned to you]. Your ISP does not disclose what account is assigned to a given IP address without a subpoena from a law enforcement agency [at least in the USA & Canada].

If you have a dynamic IP address from your ISP, then turning off your ISP provided router for a few minutes may get you a new IP Address assignment but this is not guaranteed.

Bottom line - You don't really need to worry about your IP Address.

 

 

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KarenMichelle is quite correct, but a couple of additional thoughts...

Simply turning off music and media in Second Life will not keep OTHER streaming services from getting your IP address.  Any time you listen to streaming music or watch a video on the web, the provider of the sream knows your IP address.  They have to, or they couldn't send you the stream!

If you are truly worried about this, there are services you can use that will "mask" your IP address.

But as KarenMichelle says, it's not something to worry about...unless you are someone like Edward Snowden.

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