Why have I (if I have) got a south African IP connected o me?

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Peter Hucker, User (Posts: 7)

Jan 17, 2020 2:20:15 pm EST

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I have three PCs, one controls the other two with Remote utilities.

On one of the hosts, the remote utilities configuration (and the tray icon) say I have TWO IP addresses.  One of them on each is the correct LAN address I expect.  But they both have an additional unknown one.

One of them has (the correct LAN address) and (which is in South Africa!  I'm in the UK)

The other has (the correct LAN address) and (Where on earth is that? My LAN is 192.168.1.*)

Can anyone explain why there are two addresses, and what they are?

Peter Hucker, User (Posts: 7)

Jan 17, 2020 2:26:51 pm EST

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Ok I think I find why - nothing to do with Remote Utilities.  It's Oracle Virtualbox which is in use for BOINC.  It gives me another IP for some reason, I'll ask them why one is in another country!

Polina, Support (Posts: 1172)

Jan 17, 2020 4:33:26 pm EST

Hello Peter,

Thank you for your message.

Glad to hear you've figured out the issue! Yes, perhaps it might be caused by the Oracle Virtualbox software as a virtual machine usually can be configured to have its own IP address, different from the IP address of the host system. Please do refer to the Oracle Virtualbox support or user guides. Remote Utilities only generates an Internet-ID code when Internet-ID connection is used and uses the IP address assigned to the Host machine when Direct connection is used.

Please feel free to let us know if there are any updates on the issue or if you have other questions.

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