Thread: A question about VPS setup
01-25-2008, 11:13 AM #1geronimo1 Guest
A question about VPS setup
I have a quick question if someone can help me. Please don't get thrown off by the generic data.
I want to achieve privacy for my websites. ie. people looking at DNS and other IP info cannot detect what websites are sitting on my VPS ( note that I don't mind that the IPs are not C class ).
Please pay close attention to the IP addresses.
Say I have 3 domain names on following IPs:
Shared IP is 126.96.36.199
domain1.com on 188.8.131.52
domain2.com on 184.108.40.206
domain3.com on 220.127.116.11
hosted on one VPS using Direct Admin.
Their DNS are placed on separate IPs.
ns1 and ns2 of domain1.com are on ...111 & ...112
ns1 and ns2 of domain2.com are on ...113 & ...114
ns1 and ns2 of domain3.com are on ...115 & ...116
So utiliziing 7 IPs:
18.104.22.168 <-- shared IP
So far the domain IPs and NS IPs are separate for each website... but they still have the shared IP in common.
From what I understand, the shared IP has to resolve to some server name server.mydomain.com ... and mydomain.com has to be a real domain.
So anyone checking for info on domain1 from my example above, will find that it's sitting on server.mydomain.com ... then they can check for server.mydomain.com and find that domain2 and domain3 are also sitting there.
Is there a way of concealing this trail? Not for anything illegal, it is just a matter of separating website niches and preventing competitors from finding too much information.
01-25-2008, 09:20 PM #2geronimo1 Guest
Can anyone help?
01-25-2008, 09:27 PM #3Retired Moderator
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01-26-2008, 09:04 AM #4Newbie
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What exactly is the "shared ip" being used for ?(from your description it isn't used for DNS or the hostname.)
Anyways you can get yourself an anonymous dyndns type forwarder to the shared ip .. and set that hostname for your reverse dns.
Or buy yourself a separate domain for that ip address.
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