User talk:127.0.0.1

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Edits from this IP[edit]

-127.0.0.1 IS EVERYONE! Me, You, Osama, George Bush, etc etc.. I was going to joke about banning this "vandal", but I just noticed that somehow actual contributions have been made through this IP. Wow. That blew my mind. --Nintendorulez talk 00:37, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

-- Wow, that's hilarious, maybe an ip spoofer? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.3.229.131 (talk) 07:24, 26 November 2006

Someone spoofing their IP would not be able to establish a TCP handshake, which means they would not be able to establish a connection to Wikipedia's HTTP server. They would just send the SYN packets and never receive a reply (in fact the packets would likely never reach their intended destination in this case, as well-configured routers along the way would drop a packet with a source in 127.0.0.0/8). Capi 07:29, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
In theory, you could do such a thing by using UDP, but you'd have to be close to the server to do such a thing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rallias (talkcontribs) 18:06, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

How the hell...? Does this mean some guy at Bomis installed a browser on one of the servers and made contributions with it? BigBlueFish 08:33, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Perhaps. --Nintendorulez talk 19:12, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
I bet it's a normal user who just happened to have registered this nick. —Michiel Sikma, 12:18, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
Supposedly it is impossible to register a username that looks like an IP address. Ardric47 02:27, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
You mean it's impossible to "_________________________" is an IP adress. But yeah, it is impossible to [insert what I said before here]. ~ Ghelæ talkcontribs 15:34, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense/127.0.0.1 Vandalism. –Gunslinger47 00:36, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
I heard a rumor that this is simply a sockpuppet of *.*.*.* --Nintendorulez talk 22:07, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
See Ghelae's comment above. "You mean it's impossible to 'confirm that' is an IP address. But yeah, it is impossible to [confirm that]." I inserted what you said, or what you most likely wanted to say. It's not impossible.--75.26.13.197 00:34, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
This is probably the most confusing talk page in the history of the Wikipedia... ~ Ghelæ talkcontribs 18:09, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
Someone got to this before me I see...ah well --WikiSlasher 13:53, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
You can't register a nick with a . (period) in it! 69.151.247.151 20:04, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Try TOR & Privoxy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.191.68.198 (talk) 21:06, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

-In Soviet Russia, 127.0.0.1 is YOU!!! 94.195.49.119 (talk) 03:32, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

IP for Localhost[edit]

This is, in fact, an IP address. The difference is, each computer has 127.0.0.1 until a DHCP assigns you an IP address. 127.0.0.1 cannot be acessed from the outside internet. The only purpose of that address is for your own usage. Technically. 127.0.0.1 gets used throughout the internet, such as:

  • Installation of internet software by the server, not by remote.
  • The forum test post you see after an installation. The IP responsible for that is 127.0.0.1

So it is a private IP address, not meant for general public connection. —Preceding unsigned comment added by AOL Alex (talkcontribs) 21:59, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Almost correct. 127.0.0.1 is indeed a valid IP address, and each computer with a working TCP/IP stack does indeed have that address, but not just "until a DHCP [server] assigns you an IP address". Actually, what happens is that each computer has, alongside its real physical network interfaces, a "loopback interface", which is a virtual interface that echoes back any data sent to it. This interface is typically assigned the IP address 127.0.0.1. In fact, any address in the range 127.0.0.0/8 block would be correct as per IANA reserved addresses (see RFC 3330), but 127.0.0.1 is the de facto standard (and some implementations only allow 127.0.0.1 anyway). So yes, each computer can reach itself through the IP address 127.0.0.1, but no, this address does not depend on DHCP leases, nor will it cease to exist if/when the computer obtains a DHCP lease on one of its physical interfaces.
As to the question of whether 127.0.0.1 can be accessed externally, it is actually not as straightforward as it might sound. It is possible to manipulate the fields in an IP packet's header; in particular, it is possible to send an IP packet through a physical interface with a source IP of 127.0.0.1, and a target IP set to the IP of another machine's physical interface. If the destination is on the same subnet as the sender, the packet will indeed reach the target computer, on its physical interface (if it's in a different subnet, e.g. if it's somewhere on the Internet, it will most likely never reach its target as most routers will be configured not to forward packets with a source in 127.0.0.0/8). Once the target system receives the packet, what it does with it depends on how the system is configured (whether it is set up to forward packets or not, whether it has a firewall on it, etc). It is entirely possible for the system to be configured (intentionally or otherwise) in a way such that it will accept the packet and pass it to the protocol stack as though it had come from within. Capi 02:34, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
So, in more simple terms it was from some one on the servers?72.130.236.182 06:09, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Person of the year[edit]

The time person of the year is 127.0.0.1!!!!!! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.233.172.74 (talk) 20:31, 1 January 2007 (UTC).

Haha! I get it now! --WikiSlasher 05:51, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
That's a good joke. W1k13rh3nry 10:52, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
I've got to remember that one! —Animum (talk) 00:41, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
For those of you who don't get this, see You (Time Person of the Year), a page about the 2006 Time Person of the Year winner.
Who wouldn't get it? :) By the way, you didn't sign your comment. Sorafune +1 21:43, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Odd link from external site[edit]

Ok I'm not very computer literate but i don't know what this means: I was bored and did a search for my own user name, and I came across this this wikipedia mirror site. Do you notice how it says "you have new messages"? I'm assuming that the notice is personal to the user right? Well the 'new messages' link go to this talk page. What does this mean? -Taco325i 02:13, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

I would say it doesn't mean anything. It's probably just some wierd configuration on their end, unrelated to Wikipedia. -- kenb215 talk 02:21, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
It appears to be from a scraping of the content by one of Wikipedia's servers.   — Jeff G. ツ 04:38, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

A ban is in order. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.51.6.12 (talkcontribs) 22:30, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Who needs to be banned? --WikiSlasher 09:27, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
127.0.0.1, apparently. It seems to be a joke. Like most of the comments on this page, for that matter... ~ Ghelæ talkcontribs 09:50, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

summary?[edit]

Ok so whats every one come to here? i just got bored and figured i would search for user ip 127.0.0.1, and to my surprise it wasn't blank, so what have you all decided on? Its a real user, its a fluke, is the owners of wiki? thats my 3 best guesses...—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hiaburi (talkcontribs) 6:07, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Well, basicly what the above are saying(eg, AOL Alex and Capi) is that it is from the servers.Or something in the same subnet.CommonEditor2345 00:31, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

New WHOIS data[edit]

Here is updated WHOIS data on 127.0.0.1 Extra information: WHOIS searched for 127.0.0.0 instead of 127.0.0.1 to, quote, "save time and bandwidth".

Using 0 day old cached answer (or, you can get fresh results).
Displaying E-mail address (use sparingly -- this will make it more likely that you will trigger our rate limiting system).

OrgName:    Internet Assigned Numbers Authority 
OrgID:      IANA
Address:    4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
City:       Marina del Rey
StateProv:  CA
PostalCode: 90292-6695
Country:    US

NetRange:   127.0.0.0 - 127.255.255.255 
CIDR:       127.0.0.0/8 
NetName:    LOOPBACK
NetHandle:  NET-127-0-0-0-1
Parent:     
NetType:    IANA Special Use
Comment:    Please see RFC 3330 for additional information.
RegDate:    
Updated:    2002-10-14

OrgAbuseHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
OrgAbuseName:   Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number 
OrgAbusePhone:  +1-310-301-5820
OrgAbuseEmail:  abuse@iana.org

OrgTechHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
OrgTechName:   Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number 
OrgTechPhone:  +1-310-301-5820
OrgTechEmail:  abuse@iana.org

# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2007-06-28 19:10
# Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.


Now we sort of know.
--FastLizard4 (Talk|Contribs) 01:22, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

We have known. It's the loopback address. Look at the user page for an explanation. 72.248.76.222 21:19, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
IP is missing some stuff on the sarcasm meter. neuro(talk) 04:48, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

How I accessed this IP address[edit]

I accessed this IP address through [1]/ --Адам12901 T/C 06:12, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

How? I'd like to try. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.107.182.26 (talk) 01:25, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
I think that just means Адам12901 accessed the user talk page that way. --WikiSlasher (talk) 01:27, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

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Again, welcome! FixmanPraise me 21:01, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

> i just lol'd big time —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.185.238.163 (talk) 01:07, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

I also did a search on my username here[edit]

And guess what? Google returned my userpage. RocketMaster (talk) 19:21, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

March 2009[edit]

Stop hand nuvola.svg This is the only warning you will receive for your disruptive edits. If you vandalize Wikipedia again, you will be blocked from editing. Fahadsadah (talk) 17:59, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

I don't think I've ever wanted to type lol as much as this. DitzyNizzy (aka Jess)|(talk to me)|(What I've done) 13:19, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Yargh! Goose! DeFaultRyan 23:10, 17 June 2009 (UTC)


Featured user[edit]

The featured user of the day is ..... (more dramitic effect) 127.0.0.1! DUN DUN! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rabbit67890 (talkcontribs) 07:17, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

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Welcome to Wikipedia, 127.0.0.1! I am Rabbit67890 and have been editing Wikipedia for quite some time. I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to Wikipedia! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page or by typing {{helpme}} at the bottom of this page. I love to help new users, so don't be afraid to leave a message! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Rabbit67890 (talk) 01:04, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Welcome[edit]

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Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like it here and decide to stay.

Someone using this IP address has made unhelpful edits, which have been reverted. If you did this, in the future please try to contribute in a more constructive manner. If you did not do this, you may wish to consider getting a username to avoid confusion with other editors.

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Again, welcome! December21st2012Freak , (talk to me, or else...) 19:26, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

March 2010[edit]

Information.svg Welcome, and thank me for my attempt to lighten up Wikipedia. However, this is an encyclopedia and the articles are intended to be serious, so would I please not make joke edits, as I did to User talk:127.0.0.1. Readers looking for accurate information will not find them amusing. If I'd like to experiment with editing, try the sandbox, where I can write practically anything I want. 192.75.139.254 (talk) 20:56, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

NO THANKS! --Chemicalinterest (talk) 18:31, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
Why not? --127.0.0.1 (talk) 12:11, 28 November 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rallias (talkcontribs)

Testing[edit]

I'm testing this IP address.--Big Bosses (talk) 09:13, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Happy 127.0.0.1's Day![edit]

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127.0.0.1 has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
so I've unofficially declared today as 127.0.0.1's Day!
For having a great talk page,
enjoy being the star of the day, dear 127.0.0.1!

Signed,
Rin tin tin (talk) 00:52, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

July 2010[edit]

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August 2010[edit]

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April 2011[edit]

This is your only warning; if you vandalize Wikipedia again, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. 127.0.0.1 (talk) 02:18, 22 April 2011 (UTC) (really Lanthanum-138 (talk) 02:18, 22 April 2011 (UTC))

A kitten for you![edit]

Red Kitten 01.jpg

Even loopback deserves some WikiLove! Awww...

Mr. Stradivarius 13:34, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

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Welcome to Wikipedia, 127.0.0.1! Thank you for your contributions. I am SalfEnergy and have been editing Wikipedia for quite some time, so if you have any questions feel free to leave me a message on my talk page. You can also check out Wikipedia:Questions or type {{helpme}} at the bottom of this page. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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SalfEnergy 15:36, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Because IP's are humans too!!! Sistemx (talk) 14:28, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

Hello 127.0.0.1, welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Our intro page contains a lot of helpful material for new users—please check it out! If you need help, visit Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on this page, followed by your question, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Zhaofeng Li (talk) 07:07, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png <--- tasty cookie
Zhaofeng Li (talk) 07:10, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Vandalism warning[edit]

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This is your last warning. The next time you vandalize a page, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.86.89.122 (talk) 21:51, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Sockpuppetry case[edit]

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Your name has been mentioned in connection with a sockpuppetry case. Please refer to Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Jimbo Wales for evidence. Please make sure you make yourself familiar with the guide to responding to cases before editing the evidence page. Jasper Deng (talk) 02:41, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Sockpuppetry case[edit]

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The hilariosity is strong with this one![edit]

I like what you did there. Very good, very good. RocketMaster (talk) 18:53, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

A belated welcome![edit]

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Again, welcome! It's a Fox! (Talk to me?) 15:23, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Barnstar for you[edit]

Invisible Barnstar Hires.png The Invisible Barnstar
Without your help, Wikipedia would cease to exist entirely. The world would fall into utter chaos, much as it did on January 18, 2012. I really can't thank you enough for everything you've done for the project.  — TORTOISEWRATH 05:22, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for being here. We so need loopbacks. You make the sun shine on all of us. Aditya(talkcontribs) 17:05, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Joke Warning[edit]

Commons-emblem-hand.svg This is your last warning. Please continue to vandalize articles: You will be praised without further warning! Dreth(talk) 19:17, 27 October 2013 (UTC) (THIS IS A JOKES LOL)

Note[edit]

Several hours ago, a server misconfiguration caused some edits from Oceania to be attributed to this IP address; see this message at the technical village pump. Graham87 05:51, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Enjoy

Bobherry Userspace Talk to me! Stuff I have done 02:50, 29 March 2015 (UTC)