After nine years fortypoundhead.com is moving off to a new domain. Due to lack of use of the many features of this site, I have decided to move the content to a blog platform, wherein people can still get the information they need, and I don't need to maintain the many and varied features of the site, other than content. You can still ask questions, or interact with other users; it's just in a different format.
There might come a day when the site will come back in a new form, but for now, it's done.
If you'd like any information out of the personal information out of any of the user tools, please let me know by sending email to me at the new site.
There have been over five million people (I don't count bots) that have visited this site over the years, and I hope that each and every one of them have had their questions answered, whatever they were looking for. If not, I hope they find it at the new site.
It has been a long, interesting run. I've learned lots of new things along the way with fortypoundhead.com, and met lots of interesting people. I hope to continue this trend on the new site, where I will continue to post and interact with people all over the world.
If you have any questions or concerns, or just want to drop a note, you can hit me with an email at the new site.
Every device connected to the public Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses consist of four numbers separated by periods (also called a 'dotted-quad') and look something like 127.0.0.1.
Since these numbers are usually assigned to internet service providers within region-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the region or country from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. An IP address can sometimes be used to show the user's general location.
Because the numbers may be tedious to deal with, an IP address may also be assigned to a Host name, which is sometimes easier to remember. Hostnames may be looked up to find IP addresses, and vice-versa. At one time ISPs issued one IP address to each user. These are called static IP addresses.
Because there is a limited number of IP addresses and with increased usage of the internet ISPs now issue IP addresses in a dynamic fashion out of a pool of IP addresses (Using DHCP). These are referred to as dynamic IP addresses. This also limits the ability of the user to host websites, mail servers, ftp servers, etc.
In addition to users connecting to the internet, with virtual hosting, a single machine can act like multiple machines (with multiple domain names and IP addresses).
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