Re: Not a wireless problem, pe se - but a result of a wireless WISP static IP
- From: Chuck Banshee <chuckbanshee@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 03:49:11 +0000 (UTC)
On Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:33:57 -0800, miso wrote:
does ghost mean using different names with the same IP address? '
I'm sorry for not explaining what ghosting is.
If the IP address you are posting from is flagged in their system for any
reason (I suspect that's my problem), then Craigslist doesn't ban that IP
or even respond back with an error message.
What Craigslist does is respond totally normally to the posting.
But ... Craigslist actually does absolutely nothing.
The post is ghosted. It 'looks' to you like it posted. In every way,
shape and form. Except that it actually doesn't show up at all on
Craigslist. It's ghosted.
Craigslist even provides you a URL to your post - but of course, that URL
works fine for you when you click on it from your account or email - but
nobody else on the planet actually sees that post.
Ghosting has been around for a few years so it's not a new thing. It's
just that I suspect (given the tests I've done over the last month), that
the IP address that I'm sharing with 50 other people is problematic to
It's not worth a lot of money (I can live without posting to Craigslist)
- but it's a technical problem of interest to figure out how to change my
IP address when I have a static IP address.
I'm reading up on some of the for-pay VPN servers to see if they provide
a separate IP address. I don't need the encryption - I just need the IP
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