Re: I Need An Opinion
the statement is complete and utter bollocks.
when you turn on yuor computer you get an IP address, (either staicall assgned, or takn from a DHCP server).
whenever you broadcast on the internet you send your IP address as a part of the packet, this is smiply because TCP/IP communication is a 2 way stream, any packages sent must have a return address.
if you send a packet, it can be traced back to the computer that sent it.
not that i didn't say that it can be traced back to your computer, as there are a few ways that you can get around things being able to be traced back to you, whilst still completnig the idea of sendnig a TCP/IP packet that has a header address to return to.
One of these ways is proxying requests.
in this way you request that a server makes a request on your behalf, that way the people who would be watching you get details of a proxy server rather than your machine requesting connections.
a second way, simillar to proxying is using onion routing, or using tor servers.
the basic principal here is that you use selective packet routing.
so you send a packet to a router, that router then forwards your packet to another router, and that forwards to another etc, until finally your request reaches it's destinaion and is routed back through all the layers of routers. (layers is where the opnion bit comes from).
each router only knows what router the packet last came from, and where you send it to.
this is a very slow and resource intensive way of routing things. but it is essential;ly fool proof, it's a concept designed by the military to keep information secret.
there is little hope of ever tracing a packet that has been onion routed.
especially if hops on that journey are through other countries. like Russia, or worse, china,
assuming that you want to trace a packet because there has been an ilegal activity, then how do you go about asking countries for help who don't consider it a crime?
IP addresses can be extractde from packets, if you are listening on a network, you don't have to be the FBI though. any one can listen on a network segment (FBI/terrorists/me or even you -with the right [frrely available] tools).
the internet is a practical safehaven for terrorists, but only if they know how to use it correctly.
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian…
Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
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