Hi, this never really bothered me before, but now it sort of does. My ADSL connection's IP address is DHCP assigned, and when I first got it, I just plugged it into my Mac, and it worked painlessly, so I never gave it much more thought.
But one thing I did notice is that my IP address always stays the same; it never changes even when my computer and modem are turned off (and I don't have a router either). So I just thought, "My ISP probably just gives out a permanant IP address to each of their customers.".
But I realized that it can't be true, because when I tried switching my internet connection to my Slackware Linux box, I got a totally different IP address!
And don't start on about the MAC addresses. My Slackware Linux box also had Windows on it, and when I boot into Windows, I get the same IP address that I get on my Macintosh.
I want to change my IP address for security reasons. You know, some websites log your IP address, and you want to keep your anonymity.
So, my question is: how do I change my DHCP assigned IP address? Here is my setup (the same on both Slackware and Tiger):
IP address: DHCP assigned
Hostname: Default (ISP assigned)
Subnet: Default (ISP assigned)
Router: Default (ISP assigned)
Any help would be appreciated. :)