posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 11:06 PM
Ill try and give an explination to your original question. Im not a Sys Admin, or anything like that, but I am taking a networking class now for my
CEET degree, and Im making a 98 in it, so I think I can still put some good input in this for you.
Try this. If your using Win XP, goto start>run. Type "CMD" and press enter.
After the prompt appears, type tracert abovetopsecret.com. After a few seconds, you will get a list the routes taken.
Im trying to keep my description of this simple as it can get very confusing, so stick with me. Each address you see, from the first one to the last
one, is like a street map. An IP address is sort of like your home address. IP's have 4 octets for designation. Which class your IP is,(more in a
minute) determins what each octet is. By the way, a typicial IP address looks like (188.8.131.52) . Each set of numbers is an octet, its called that
because the IP address is a base 10 representation of a binary number. It takes 8 binary spaces to make an octet. Now for the classes. there are 5
classes, but the last two are designated restricted. The public uses class A, B, and C. In A, the first octet is the adress, and the last three
octets are a number given to the computer at that address. You can have many computers at one address. In a class B, the first two octets are the
address, and the last two are the computer number. In class C, the first three octets are the address, and the last octet is the computer number. So,
look at the IP address like this. The first part tells where its at, and the second part tells you which one your looking at.
Finished with the basic IP address lesson
Now that you know this, you can see that you MUST have an IP address to be found. No IP address, and your not hooked up