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Changing IP address on VPS

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BernLomax, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. BernLomax

    BernLomax Newbie

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    I recently signed up for a virtual private server and was given 5 IP address with the VPS. I only use this VPS for its local US IP address and posting on classified ads sites. I am wondering how I can change my IP address to one of the other 5 that I was given? Or is that even possible? Right now I have a Windows VPS. Would it be easier to change IPS with a Linux based VPS?
     
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    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    Can you use HMA VPN to do this and run it from your own computer and rotate IP's any time you want with an almost unlimited supply?
     
  3. tywe1

    tywe1 Newbie

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    Changing the primary IP on Linux or Windows VPS's requires editing the network interface settings to use the new IP instead of the old one. On Windows it's done in control panel, network, lan adapter properties, tcp/ip properties. On Linux, it's done by editing the network interface file appropriate for the Linux distribution that you are running. I would say the effort is about the same on both Windows and Linux, so don't think switching to Linux is going to make this any easier and will probably just be harder if you are not familiar with Linux.

    In both cases, be aware that you can and most likely will lock yourself out of the VPS when the IP changes to the new one. If you changed the settings correctly, then you can just reconnect (to remote desktop or whatever) using the new IP address and everything is fine, but if something went wrong with the network config, then you will be locked out completely and will need console access in order to fix the network settings. Most VPS providers offer a console access option in the control panel for the VPS, but some do not and you would then be forced to open a ticket with your provider to have them fix it.

    Hope that helps!
     
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  4. BernLomax

    BernLomax Newbie

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    Very helpful, thanks! I guess changing IP's with my VPS is out of the question. Going to try a HMA VPN and see how that works out too. Thanks for the help!