Re: Natted IP
From: winged (winged_at_nofollow.com)
Date: 17 Feb 2005 21:04:16 EST
Jim Watt wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 18:53:36 -0000, "Stuart M" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>I dont see why the browser would send out the internal ip to the WAN anyway.
> The website loads an Iframe which in turn loads a Java applet which
> reads the IP address of the machine and returns it to the web server;
> Oh wow it knows your machines internal IP address. Not a great deal
> <iframe src="/adt.asp"
> Iframe content;
> document.write('<applet width="1" height="1" code="auditmypc.class">
> Details of the Java applet can be found at
> As the man says, not in itself a problem, but it shows something to
> think about in relation to security.
> You get good protection with NAT providing you change the default
> password to the router or ensure that its control interface is not
> available on the WAN side.
> Jim Watt
Still trying to figure out why I couldn't reproduce report.