IP Fun

Ok, it’s time for a silly little game/competition once again! How do you participate?

  1. Figure out your external IP address (ie. the routable one you get from your ISP, not the NAT address you get from the router).
  2. Your IP address is composed of 4 octets divided by dots. Take the octets and add them together. This is your sum.
  3. Take the sum, and divide it by 4. This is your average.

Post your sum and average in the comments below. Person with the highest average and/or sum wins the intenet.

If you are lazy, I implemented a tiny script that will do this for you. Simply peek into the iframe below:

For privacy reasons, please don’t post your actual IP. No need to anouce it to the whole world. Also note that I can see your IP when you post your comment so no cheating. I will be checking it! ;) Oh, and if you roam between various IP addresses during the day, you can post once for each of them – maybe your work IP is better than your home one.

Let me start. My average is 109.75 and my sum is 439. What is yours?

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29 Responses to IP Fun

  1. Matt` UNITED KINGDOM Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    639 sum, 159.75 average (I am teh winnar! so far!)

    hmm… I could just reboot my router and see if I score higher.. but then again that would involve getting up and walking over to my router, and also some downtime while it’s coming back online.

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  2. Starhawk UNITED STATES Mozilla Ubuntu Linux says:

    I can’t beat Matt’ s score above but my sum is 489 and average 122.25.

    Oddly enough I read this blog entry in Liferea and opening it there opened your script (ipfun.php) in firefox.

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  3. Wikke BELGIUM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I’m second (for now)
    Total: 622
    Avg: 155.5

    Maybe i’ll reboot my router tomorrow and check it again.

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  4. Keith UNITED STATES Konqueror Debian GNU/Linux says:

    I’m a sissy …

    MIPS: 378
    MIPA: 94.5

    Oh well at least I win at losing.

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  5. Miloš UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    My “score” from work:

    MIPS: 435
    MIPA:108.75

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  6. mike CANADA Internet Explorer Windows says:

    MIPS = 618
    MIPA = 154.50

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  7. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux Terminalist says:

    My results from work:

    MIPS: 438
    MIPA: 109.50

    Which is oddly close to my home score. I’m guessing it’s because it’s the same ISP. :P

    I wonder what would be the maximum score possible considering the reserved blocks and etc. Anyone knows this of the top of their head?

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  8. Mazro DENMARK Opera Windows says:

    665 and 166

    Denmark ftw!

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  9. Ian Clifton UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Sum: 682
    Average: 170.50

    Not bad for a school IP address in class ;)

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  10. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    @Starhawk – btw, that’s odd. The correct behavior for browsers and apps that do not implement iframes would be to display the following text:

    Uh, oh… It seems that your browser does not support iframes. Simply go here to get your sum and average.

    I guess Liferea has an odd way of handling iframe tags.

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  11. Ian Clifton UNITED STATES Epiphany Linux says:

    Looks like at home I can get one of the lowest “scores” too:

    Sum: 122
    Average: 30.50

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  12. How about Hi/Low IP Poker? My average is 56.75.

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  13. Muhammad SINGAPORE Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    @ work now…

    Sum: 518
    Average: 129.5

    :P

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  14. Adam Dempsey UNITED KINGDOM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    MIPS: 405
    MIPA: 101.25

    That’s one of my work IPs

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  15. Starhawk UNITED STATES Mozilla Ubuntu Linux says:

    You’re too nice Luke :

    I guess Liferea has an odd way of handling iframe tags.

    Odd I suppose one could say, but more accurate would be buggy ass behavior. I had noticed it before as one web sites I read there open up ads in FF. Since I’m not using the current version, the bug might in fact be fixed (one can hope after all). I still use dapper and the most recent version of liferea is not in the repos yet. I installed Liferea using apt and see no real reason to manually update it… the iframe thing is only a very minor inconvenience. in time hopefully it will be in the repos. Anyway here in a few months I’m buying another hard drive and upgrading Ubuntu and hopefully ditching Win 2000 and upgrading it to Win XP pro. As much as I hate Windows I still use IMVU and for now it only works in WIndows :(

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  16. jambarama UNITED STATES K-Meleon Windows Terminalist says:

    MIPS 509
    MIPA 127.5

    If addresses were random, you’d expect a MIPS of 512 and a MIPA of 128. Mine is very close to that, but the last octet probably has an average lower than 128 (since ISPs typically fill out the bottom of the range before moving up). I wonder what the real average is

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  17. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux Terminalist says:

    @Starhawk – I’m using dapper too. I wouldn’t hold my breath for the newest version though. In most cases the newest versions of software are usually packaged for the current distribution, and sometimes backported to the previous one. For example, Firefox is still at version 1.5 on Dapper and I don’t think that’s going to change.

    @jambrama – good point, though there are chunks of IP space that are reserved which probably affects the average in some ways.

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  18. scottobear UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    My sum = 554 and average = 138.50

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  19. Dr Small UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    My Sum:458
    My Average:114.50

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  20. ACK SWEDEN Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    darn! guess the danes got it better than us swedes;

    Sum: 574
    Avg: 143.50

    otoh being a swede is a whole lot funnier considering the real meaning of the word (please note that funnier is used in its widest possible sense, and is not analogous to “more fun”, considering being stuck underground most of your life seems pretty boring):

    Swede
    Root of Brassica rutabaga or Swedish turnip; called rutabaga in the USA. A 150-g portion is a rich source of vitamin C; a source of vitamin B1; provides 4.5 g of dietary fibre; supplies 15 kcal (60 kJ).

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  21. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    I guess Mazro is winning so far. :P

    @ACK – lol, I never really considered the word Swede in this way.

    Heh, at least Pole can be interpreted in many ways. It can be either magnetic or used by strippers. :P

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  22. ExxonValdeez UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    Seemingly average my MIPS is 451 and my MIPA is 112.75. While reading this post in Tiny Tiny RSS, the iframe just displayed as a 404 error. Probably didn’t fetch the php correctly.

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  23. Zin UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Sum = 753
    Average = 188.25

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  24. Jake UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    Mean: 107.75
    Sum: 431

    It looks like I’ll have to try this elsewhere next chance I get. Sadly, about everyone uses the same ISP around here.

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  25. Jake SWITZERLAND Links NetBSD says:

    On my free shell account, I got slightly better.

    Mean: 126.75
    Sum: 507

    Still not winning. Oh well.

    On a side note, it’s a pain to see the anti-spam word in elinks from a shell. I had to save the image into my public html directory and then go and view it.

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  26. Ricardo FINLAND Internet Explorer Windows says:

    Hey Luke, this is quite late but I’ve been travelling and only now I had the time to update myself reading your posts. ;-)

    This comment here is just because my sum and average are quite high:
    sum = 695
    average = 173.75

    From what I’ve read, I got second place!

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  27. Ricardo FINLAND Internet Explorer Windows says:

    And by the way, Im in a hostel here that only has the lame IE 6. Ugh!

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  28. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    A hostel? Uh… I hope it’s not like the one in that movie where they kill everyone. :P

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  29. Sam Jones UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Fedora Linux says:

    Hmmm I get to be one of the lowest..

    Total: 181
    Average: 45.25

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