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Posted on 1998-11-22
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thanx first for help me
i have one computer that is connected to the internet through a dial up networking account and the reset of the LAN is connected to the internet through the winproxy program that is installed on the main computer
is now all machines of the LAN have the same IP address on the net?i think that is impossible
how can the outside one enter to a certain computer on my LAN if all has the same IP address
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A proxy is often used as part of a firewall. The main idea is that the proxy machine is the only one that actually connects to the internet and hence the only one visible from the internet.

Each individual machine on the LAN will have an individual IP address, but all of them will appear to disappear into the proxy machine from the internet side and appear to emerge from the proxy machine on the LAN side.

Cheers,

Raymond.
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since a month some one send to me a hack program server and i do not know that it is and i ran it on my computer which is connected through the LAN to the computer that has a proxy server and i found that this person enter to my computer,with which ip address he enter to me?
and can this person enter to the computer that has the proxy server although this computer does not has a copy of a hack program server?
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I guess he would use the IP address of your machine. I don't know what the program server does so I can't tell :-(

I would get a hold of the person who sent it to you and get them to explain...

cheers,

Raymond
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