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This probably doesn't belong here, but this _could_ be considered humorous and we all like humor...I'm forwarding a bit of e-mail that the staff for our Dial In Internet Services received tonight... ----- BEGIN FORWARDED MESSAGE ----- < < The second question has to do with privacy. I noted that when < I went to "the Stalker's Home Page" the server could read < the Domain name for my IP address. Since my Domain name can < change every time I dial in, that's no big deal, but < I have read that credit card numbers and other such < information can be extrapolated from my machine even if I'm < using a temporary IP address. < ----- END FORWARDED MESSAGE ----- How do I 'splain to the user that his IP address is nothing too secretive and what DNS really is for? :) I think he thinks that his IP was read from his hard drive.... Although it is slightly possible that his HD can get "read" with HTML cookies and other methods, do I invoke the fear of God into this poor soul and tell him everything I can or just shut up and play dumb? Maybe some RFCs will clear things up for him...Nah, I'll just tell him it's all magic. And I just wonder how "temporary" IP address space is allocated? Afterall, I was hoping that we could play magical CIDR blocks and get all new ones next week...These /17s are all dirty now and I want new ones. -Matt. -- Matthew D. Lammers -- NetSet Internet Solutions, Inc. http://www.netset.com/