How Do Web Servers Know Whether You Are Using Direct IP Address Access Or Not?

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Direct IP Address Access

We usually type the website’s URL (Address of a website) in the address bar when we want to visit any specific website. But would a web server actually “Know” if we used direct IP address instead? The SuperUser Q&A forum has posted the answer to a confused reader’s question.

The Question:

SuperUser reader Joseph want to know wants to know how web servers can tell if you are using direct IP address access or not.

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How do web servers know if you are using direct IP address access or not?

Answer:

SuperUser contributor iAdjunct has tried to answer for us.

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  • Johan Gericke

    What I’d really like to know is how some sites know whether you’re using a vpn or not? Is it strictly webrtc, or did they find some manner of doing a lookup through an api to see who the ip range has been allocated to by the Internet registry governing the IP block? Is there another way?