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What is given away if I provide my IP address

Discussion in 'Networking' started by kittytripod, Nov 14, 2011.

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  1. kittytripod

    kittytripod Thread Starter

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    Since I'm not a tech support person but am currently battling with one I thought I'd come to the source to get reassured.

    A tech guy has asked the owner of a small business I work at that all persons accessing a particular scheduling web application provide him with their IP addresses for any device that accesses the application.
    I am not inclined to want to do this. I have no idea what someone can do with access to that information. Are my concerns valid or should I just cave in and give this guy all my IP's?

    What can someone do with your IP address?

    Thank you so much.

    kittytripod
     
  2. Rockn

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    The admin is wanting to lock down access to the application to only specific IP addresses as an added layer of security for the application. You are only giving him your WAN IP address so you are really giving him nothing and if it is a trusted source asking for it I don;t see what the problem is. Every web server you visit can tell what IP address the traffic is coming from so your concerns are pretty much unfounded. It is after all a public IP address.
     
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