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Forum topic by ForestGrl posted 11-07-2015 02:03 AM 584 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ForestGrl

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11-07-2015 02:03 AM

Yesterday and today, I’ve had to sign in (unexpectedly, usually I stay signed in, between “sleep” sessions on my computer). When I discover I’m not signed in, I click on “Sign in” in the upper left, and instead of getting lumberjocks.com URL, I get something like this http://50.23.231.98-static.reverse.softlayer.com/account/sign_i*n [asterisks added to prevent viewers from clicking and going there]

Is this just another Lumberjocks URL?? I haven’t been using it. Instead, I go to the main URL and sign in from there. I welcome clarification, as I’m very wary of odd URL’s.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)


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David Taylor

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#1 posted 11-07-2015 02:54 AM

I just looked, and I can tell you that 50.23.231.98 is the IP Address for LumberJocks.com, so you’re not going anywhere nefarious. An IP trace and reverse lookup report about: 50.23.231.98 says that “this IP is currently linked to a server at SoftLayer”, and another says that “Lumberjocks.com is currently hosted at SoftLayer.” Which is physically located in Dallas, United States if you were interested.

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#2 posted 11-07-2015 03:05 AM

> nslookup 50.23.231.98-static.reverse.softlayer.com
Name: 50.23.231.98-static.reverse.softlayer.com
Address: 50.23.231.98

> nslookup lumberjocks.com
Name: lumberjocks.com
Address: 50.23.231.98

Same place – different name. Typical with providers (like SoftLayer). Just for grins, do a reverse lookup on that IP address and you get a completely different name :)

> nslookup 50.23.231.98
98.231.23.50.in-addr.arpa name = 62.e7.1732.ip4.static.sl-reverse.com.

> whois 50.23.231.98
NetRange: 50.22.0.0 – 50.23.255.255
CIDR: 50.22.0.0/15
NetName: SOFTLAYER-4-9
NetHandle: NET-50-22-0-0-1
Parent: NET50 (NET-50-0-0-0-0)
NetType: Direct Allocation
OriginAS: AS36351
Organization: SoftLayer Technologies Inc. (SOFTL)
[...]

No worries – just fun DNS games.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Rick M

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#3 posted 11-07-2015 05:41 AM

Weird things like that happen to me occasionally. I’ve reported it to Cricket but it usually clears up before they can do anything.

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ForestGrl

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#4 posted 11-07-2015 07:14 AM

Thanks, I’ll sleep well tonight. ;-)

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#5 posted 11-07-2015 01:11 PM

Wow, that is over my head. Glad you got your answer, Jamie!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ForestGrl

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#6 posted 11-08-2015 12:52 AM



Wow, that is over my head. Glad you got your answer, Jamie!!

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

I don’t know how to do “An IP trace and reverse lookup report ” but I understand in a very basic way what it is. I figured that, chances were, the odd URL was for LJ, but wasn’t about to take a chance on it without checking first. Still haven’t figured out what triggers an automatic log-out. I bounce back and forth from my laptop (daytime) to a tablet (late night, first hour of the morning). End up getting logged out on the tablet fairly often, but not always. My laptop almost never gets logged out, and I wake it up and put it to sleep many times every day.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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