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Posted on 2018-08-05 10:47:36 | Show thread starter's posts only

Hi. Today I tried to enter Europe Instance and he told me that Only 1 character per computer can register.
But I had not registered with any other Character. Anybody else had the same problem ?

Changed "in" to "entering", as you never got IN to the event and put correct name of EVENT in title as Europe Instance could be anything... English channel for example.   - Ele

Posted on 2018-08-05 15:51:06 | Show thread starter's posts only

Does someone else in your house play vco?  and were they on?  or perhaps another person in the same area who has the same provider?
many providers  have a block or rotating IP numbers so it might be possible 2 got the same number?

or maybe you tried to enter 2x but due to lag you could not tell?

That's my only guess.

- Ele

Posted on 2018-08-05 17:15:51 | Show thread starter's posts only

Internet IP and provider is not limited for Ares, it's mac ip address which is limited to one per application, so in other words - you can apply for Ares with one computer only(can be many computers connected to same network).
Maybe someone else accepted invite with your account and you relogged afterwards? Mac IP is read when you accept invitation, not at teleport time.

Posted on 2018-08-06 14:02:42 | Show thread starter's posts only

Doing some research on the difference;

The correct term to use here is "MAC address" (Media Access Control) ... "Mac IP" seems to specifically refer to Macintosh computers.

(Note that a MAC Address CAN vary now a days... it depends on the device and/ or if it has been "configured" by an "administrator".)

A MAC address is given to a network adapter when it is manufactured. It is hardwired or hard-coded onto your computer's network interface card (NIC) and is unique to it. Something called the ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) translates an IP address into a MAC address.

The (regular) IP address is an address bound to the network device (network hub), i.e., computer, via software. ... The seventh layer in the OSI model has the IP addresses. The MAC address is a hardware address, which means it is unique to the network card installed on your PC. (or antenna on a laptop or router in a wireless system)

Although intended to be a permanent and globally unique identification, it is possible to change the MAC address on most modern hardware. Changing MAC addresses is necessary in network virtualization. It can also be used in the process of exploiting security vulnerabilities. This is called MAC spoofing.

According to Edward Snowden, the US National Security Agency has a system that tracks the movements of everyone in a city by monitoring the MAC addresses of their electronic devices. As a result of users being trackable by their devices' MAC addresses, Apple has started using random MAC addresses in their iOS line of devices while scanning for networks. If random MAC addresses are not used, researchers have confirmed that it is possible to link a real identity to a particular wireless MAC address.

Many network interfaces (including wireless ones) support changing their MAC address. The configuration is specific to the operating system....

(wikipedia; various cut and pastes)



Network Adapter
A network adapter is the component of a computer’s internal hardware that is used for communicating over a network with another computer. It enable a computer to connect with another computer, server or any networking device over an LAN connection. A network adapter can be used over a wired or wireless network.
Further explanation; A network adapter is usually the only component within a computer for interfacing or connecting with a network. Typically, it is built on a printed circuit board with jumpers that connect it with the computer’s motherboard. A network adapter for wired networks  has an RJ-45 port that uses twisted or untwisted pair cable for network connectivity. Wireless adapters connect with the network through a built-in or externally connected antenna. Both network adapters support popular LAN protocols such as TCP/IP.
(so its a card in a hardwired computer or an antenna in a laptop or Router in a wireless system)

What is "MAC IP";
MacIP refers to a standard for encapsulating Internet Protocol (IP) packets within the AppleTalk DDP protocol. This allows Macintosh computers with LocalTalk networking hardware to access the normally Ethernet-based connections for TCP/IP based network services. This was an important bridging technology during the era when Ethernet and TCP/IP were rapidly growing in popularity in the early 1990s.
One of the mandates for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) "IP over AppleTalk" working group was to document existing MacIP implementations and to develop a specification for MacIP that could be proposed as a standard. A draft document was submitted, however it was not accepted as a standard and has subsequently expired.
Apple subsequently developed a new protocol AppleShare IP which is not backwardly compatible.
(So it is named, because Macintosh used it first)

What is a MAC Address (Media Access Control):
A media access control address (MAC address) of a device is a unique identifier assigned to a network interface controller (NIC) for communications at the data link layer of a network segment. MAC addresses are used as a network address for most IEEE 802 network technologies, including Ethernet and Wi-Fi. In this context, MAC addresses are used in the medium access control protocol sublayer.

A MAC may be referred to as the burned-in address (BIA). It may also be known as an Ethernet hardware address (EHA), hardware address or physical address (not to be confused with a memory physical address).

A network node may have multiple NICs and each NIC must have a unique MAC address. Sophisticated network equipment such as a multilayer switch or router may require one or more permanently assigned MAC addresses.

MAC addresses are most often assigned by the manufacturer of a NIC and are stored in its hardware, such as the card's read-only memory or some other firmware mechanism. A MAC address may include the manufacturer's organizationally unique identifier (OUI). MAC addresses are formed according to the rules of one of three numbering name spaces managed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): EUI-48 (it replaces the obsolete term MAC-48) and EUI-64.[1] EUI is an abbreviation for Extended Unique Identifier.  (Wikipedia)

What designates the actual address number/letters
Addresses can either be universally administered addresses (UAA) or locally administered addresses (LAA). A universally administered address is uniquely assigned to a device by its manufacturer. The first three octets (in transmission order) identify the organization that issued the identifier and are known as the organizationally unique identifier (OUI).[5] The remainder of the address (three octets for MAC-48 and EUI-48 or five for EUI-64) are assigned by that organization in nearly any manner they please, subject to the constraint of uniqueness. A locally administered address is assigned to a device by a network administrator, overriding the burned-in address.

yea, learned something new today!

- Ele