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Help with an IP address

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Saeed, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Saeed

    Saeed Well-Known Member

    Hi guys. :)

    I am trying to look up some information about an IP address of a particular member on my forum. The IP address is:

    The information that I get from various sites is something along the lines of:

    inetnum: -
    netname: NO-OPERA-ICE
    descr: Opera Software ASA
    country: IS
    remarks: Please send any reports regarding abuse to abuse@opera.com
    admin-c: OSA34-RIPE
    tech-c: OSA34-RIPE
    status: ASSIGNED PA
    mnt-by: OPERA-MNT
    source: RIPE # Filtered

    What I was wondering was that perhaps someone may help me with understanding this. Does this mean that the user was using a mobile device or something? If so, is it possible that two members visiting from different countries, even continents, could have the same IP addresses?
  2. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    I suspect that it is being used from a mobile device using OperaMini browser. This browser actually works as a proxy and optimizes the response depending upon the device profile. This saves lots of bandwidth usage and a gives a better and faster experience on small screen mobile phones. Most probably you are getting the IP address of that browser proxy. :)
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  3. Saeed

    Saeed Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much. That was sort of what I was thinking as well, that it is some mobile device using the Opera browser. I didn't know the proxy bit though. (y)

    Any idea whether it would be possible for two people from two different countries to have the same IP address?
  4. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    If they are being routed through the same proxy (like Opera's) the front-end IP that you see could be the same.
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  5. Saeed

    Saeed Well-Known Member

    Thank you Shaun. :)
  6. wrx1

    wrx1 Active Member


    Should be able to get most everything from there if you ever need to look anything up again.

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