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    Hello all,
    Does anyone know how to find your "own" URL ( uniform resource locator ) Regards Fred
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred J Usack View Post
    Hello all,
    Does anyone know how to find your "own" URL ( uniform resource locator ) Regards Fred
    Fred, Hello

    I think if you open a command prompt (start, type cmd in search, right click and Run as Administrator) When the command window opens type ipconfig press enter. I may be incorrect, but I think this should give you the info you need. if I'm wrong, sorry. Ted
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    Fred, Hello

    I think if you open a command prompt (start, type cmd in search, right click and Run as Administrator) When the command window opens type ipconfig press enter. I may be incorrect, but I think this should give you the info you need. if I'm wrong, sorry. Ted
    Hey Ted ,
    Thanks for the "info". Question... one says "IPv4 Address" and the next is "Subnet Mask" I have no clue as to which one, is the correct one?Any Ideas ? Regards Fred
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    Most likely you do not have URL (unless you have paid for a internet domain, or your ISP has provided a default web site for you). But you do have an IP address. As Ted pointed out, ipconfig will tell you your local IP address (this is the one your computer knows about). If you are running a LAN (you have a router connect to your cable modem, IDNS modem, etc), then it is the IP address on that LAN. To find out the IP address by which the rest of the world can locate you, got to a web site such as http://www.whatismyip.com/ which will tell you your IP address. The site can do this because every web request that comes in contains the IP address of the originator of the request (which is your, or more accurately your PC). Also realize that this IP address is not cast in concrete - if you turn off your cable modem (or other internet connection) then when you reconnect your IP address might be different. Also, in some cases your IP address might be changed even while you are connected (many ISPs have a limited number of IP addresses available and need to share them among a large user base so the external IP address might just be "borrowed" for the length of any particular request.)

    Hope this helps, and that it made sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Johnson2191 View Post
    Most likely you do not have URL (unless you have paid for a internet domain, or your ISP has provided a default web site for you). But you do have an IP address. As Ted pointed out, ipconfig will tell you your local IP address (this is the one your computer knows about). If you are running a LAN (you have a router connect to your cable modem, IDNS modem, etc), then it is the IP address on that LAN. To find out the IP address by which the rest of the world can locate you, got to a web site such as http://www.whatismyip.com/ which will tell you your IP address. The site can do this because every web request that comes in contains the IP address of the originator of the request (which is your, or more accurately your PC). Also realize that this IP address is not cast in concrete - if you turn off your cable modem (or other internet connection) then when you reconnect your IP address might be different. Also, in some cases your IP address might be changed even while you are connected (many ISPs have a limited number of IP addresses available and need to share them among a large user base so the external IP address might just be "borrowed" for the length of any particular request.)

    Hope this helps, and that it made sense.
    Thanks Peter, I had forgotten all about Whatismyip, and I have visited there in the past. Ted
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    Most likely you do not have URL
    I'm going to backpedal on this statement since it is not entirely accurate. But first I have to ask: in what context are you attempting to determine your URL? A URL consists of a protocol, an optional user id, and a location. Thus one of your URLs is mailto://<your-email-address>. If you are running IIS on your system (or some other app server such as Tomcat or Apache HTTPD) then your URL would be http://localhost (or http://localhost:8080 for Tomcat). Or it would be http://hostname, where hostname is either your IP address of your computer's name (e.g. http://192.168.1.100 or http://fredspc). By the way, localhost is a special hostname that means 'the host your are running on' and it's IP address is 127.0.0.1 (for IPv4). Of course there are a lot of other protocols, such as ftp and https, so a number of URLs are possible.

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    Ted, Peter,
    Thank you both for the responses. I'm am trying to send someone a file, so they can download it directly from my PC ... So is this the (my) "IP" address, or something else ?... Regards Fred
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    Not so easily done.

    This may fill your need though.

    https://www.transferbigfiles.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred J Usack View Post
    Ted, Peter,
    Thank you both for the responses. I'm am trying to send someone a file, so they can download it directly from my PC ... So is this the (my) "IP" address, or something else ?... Regards Fred
    Some ISP providers include space for a web page as part of your monthly fee (Time Warner does for me). Here is mine: Ted and Sheila's Web Page. It is pretty basic, and I do not have time or inclination for now to do anything more. Perhaps your provider allows this as well. Then you would have your own web page URL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred J Usack View Post
    Ted, Peter,
    Thank you both for the responses. I'm am trying to send someone a file, so they can download it directly from my PC ... So is this the (my) "IP" address, or something else ?... Regards Fred
    Another thought Fred, I am not sure of this but perhaps in order to download directly from your PC the person you want to send the file to must have a Remote Connection to your PC. Is this file small enough you could e-mail it to them rather than having them download it from your PC remotely? Ted
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    Quote Originally Posted by mercyh View Post
    This may fill your need though.
    https://www.transferbigfiles.com/
    mercyh, Ted, Peter,
    Yes , this will work for me thanks, my "e mail" wont let me send large files . This will let me transfer 250 MB ... Excellent ! Also the other link shows my "IP" as the same as running "ipconfig" (IPv4) Thanks again, Regards Fred
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    There is a FREE file archiving service called "Box.net".
    When I want to share a file with someone, I just compress it to the max with either 7Zip or WinRar and then upload it to Box.net.
    I then go to my private Box and look at the file. They give me a special code for that file that I can email to the one I want to share
    the file with. From the email, all they have to do is click on the link and the file download starts immediately.
    I can share a file with numerous people by sending out just one email.

    If I want to share a file with people around the world, I can put the link to the file in a forum, like this one and whoever wants the file
    only has to click on that link. It's a great and safe way to share files without opening up your own PC to a possible hack or HiJack.

    Stay safe my friends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Who View Post
    There is a FREE file archiving service called "Box.net".
    When I want to share a file with someone, I just compress it to the max with either 7Zip or WinRar and then upload it to Box.net.
    Doc,
    I checked out the "Box.net" https://www.box.net/signup and it says that it is a "pay for service" with a "Free" trial period. Is this the site that your referring to? Regards Fred
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